Super Mariota or the Black Momba for Heisman?

Thomas Mariota Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about who has the upper-hand in the Heisman race: De’Anthony Thomas or Marcus Mariota. Though Thomas still looked to be a proven commodity at skill positions all along the offense, many wondered if the change in quarterback would be the downfall of the 2012 Ducks. Almost a year after people began to speculate about that team, we know that Super Mariota played one of the best seasons at the QB position in Oregon football history and looks poised to be even better in 2013.

Projecting Oregon’s 2013 offensive starters

Colt Lyerla is a beast. Photo: GoDucks.com

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his prediction of Oregon’s offensive starters in 2013. Though the Oregon Ducks’ 2013 college football campaign is still just about four months away, it’s time to start breaking down a team that could very well see themselves in the final BCS National Championship Game (thank the college football gods). Returning stars such as Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas obviously make it into the starting rotation but there are a few players who may be new to you.

Offseason Objectives for Mark Helfrich to improve Oregon

Helfrich

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the improvements the Oregon DUcks need to make as they head into the 2013 college football season. There is no doubt that Oregon has the talent to contend for a BCS National Championship next year. Marcus Mariota is coming off an unbelievable first-year at quarterback, De’Anthony Thomas will step into a bigger role on offense, and Oregon’s secondary looks like it will continue to be one of the best in the Pac-12.

Why Chip Kelly should remain with Ducks, not bolt for NFL

Chip Kelly ASU

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox makes a claim for Chip Kelly to remain with the team beyond the 2012 college football season. If Kelly stays, he has a chance to continue his legacy long into the future, especially with Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas in the backfield. He still has “unfinished business” at Oregon, and if he goes, there’s no guarantee he’ll build the same reputation as a football mastermind in the NFL.

Week 9 College football preview: Colorado vs. Oregon matchup

DeAnthony Thomas vs Washington defense

Could be a Doozy To say that the Oregon Ducks are favorites heading into their contest with the Colorado Buffaloes would be an understatement. In fact, the Ducks are 47 point favorites heading into Saturday, opening up one of the biggest spreads we have seen this season. Matchup: Colorado at Oregon Venue: Autzen Stadium (Eugene, Oregon) Game […]

Arizona Wildcats vs. Ducks Week 4 game balls & stats

Kenjon Barner

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Colt Lyerla, and on defense this week Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. On the Teams punter De’Anthony Thomas was finally given an opportunity to return a punt in the third quarter, and he took full advantage.

The Oregon Ducks open conference play versus Arizona

Oregon has had both ups and downs to the start of their 2012 college football season.

NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the Oregon Ducks finally beginning Pac-12 play. Oregon will start Pac-12 play against the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats then move on to the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies. Though these opponents are not the elite college football teams Oregon will see later on in their schedule, they are nonetheless dangerous opponents for the Ducks.

2012 Oregon Ducks: College football season preview

De'Anthony Thomas

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews the 2012 Oregon Ducks football season. For those of you who, like me, have done more than enough college football web browsing the past few months, the wait is almost over. The excruciatingly long, arduous, and tiresome wait for the next Ducks football season will officially be over soon. Marcus Mariota is the new QB, replacing Bryan Bennett. Chip Kelly is ready to go.

Oregon Ducks fall camp ends & 2012 depth chart released

Rose Bowl Champion Oregon Ducks

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler talks about Oregon’s depth chart. Defensively, the Ducks look very sound and experienced. Offensively, the Ducks have a lot of questions to be answered to go along with some inexperience at a few positions. New QB Marcus Mariota should provide for some very interesting plays this season. The moves Chip kelly made with the initial release of the two deep depth chart answers quite a few questions.

Chip Kelly pegs Marcus Mariota as new starting QB at Oregon

Marcus Mariota beat out Bryan Bennett for the starting QB job at Oregon. Photo: Oregonlive.com

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson brings you the news of Marcus Mariota being named the starting quarterback at the University of Oregon. After the surprise departure of Darron Thomas to the NFL draft, Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota were left to compete for one of the top jobs in college football. The two competed through spring, summer, and fall camps and made the decision a tough one for Head Coach Chip Kelly.

Oregon Ducks football: Questions heading into 2012 season

Chip Kelly

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about the biggest questions surrounding the Oregon Ducks football program heading into fall camp. The Oregon Ducks’ season can’t come faster for fans, but there are still a number of questions heading into the 2012 college football season. If there’s one thing we do know, it’s that that this team is going to be good.How good, however, is speculative at best. Marcus Mariota and Bryan Bennett have been battling.

Crazy Quacker’s Oregon football update: Fall camp notes

Oregon Ducks

NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s closed 2012 fall camp practices. Chip Kelly has made the decision for all practices to be closed to the media. Two a days started this last Saturday with players and coaches citing controlled hitting to limit or prevent injuries. Colt Lyerla, the projected TE starter going into this season , has been a no show to camp. Check out the state of the art social media center, the Quackcave.

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