NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the upcoming QB battle that will be taking place for the University of Oregon Ducks. Oregon is coming off of their first Rose Bowl victory in 94 years and Duck fans want the success to continue. Darron Thomas declared for the NFL draft leaving a void in a high powered offense for a new leader. Bryan Bennett or Marcus Mariota. We all know Chip Kelly has a good team with good players.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon Ducks in this upcoming college football season. The Oregon Ducks will have a different look to their team this year following the departures of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas, but don’t expect that to slow anybody down on this ultra-talented squad in Eugene. Check back at the end of the season to see if he was right!
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson details the strengths and weaknesses of what is to be the 2012 Oregon football program. As high as expectations are once again for the Oregon Ducks, this does not mean that they are not without fault. As mentioned earlier, although the Ducks do have talented depth at RB and QB, the departure of both LaMichael James and Darron Thomas are quite significant.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Oregon Ducks this upcoming 2012 season. The Oregon Ducks will find themselves without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James next season, but don’t expect the offense to show any signs of slowing down. Players include DeAnthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, and Kenjon Barner.
NW Sports Beat Junior Editor and Writer Chris Anderson addresses what the Oregon Ducks need to do to win their fourth straight Pac 12 Title. He points out the defensive unit must step up once again this year in order to navigate through a few offensive powerhouses Oregon will face. Watch out for De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Bryan Bennett, Chip Kelly, Kenjon Barner, and the USC Trojans.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some reasons why he predicts Kenjon Barner will have a career year in a Ducks uniform in 2012. Despite success Barner has had on this team, he’s been behind LaMichael James his entire collegiate career. Following the transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks are going to be unexpectedly shallow at the RB position.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler weighs in on the Spring football game this week for the Ducks and the QB analysis. Between losing players to the NFL draft and graduation, the Ducks took some heavy hits.
The biggest losses being Lamichael James, Darron Thomas and David Paulson on the offensive side of the ball. “Who will be the starting QB in 2012″?
NWSB Managing editor Q tells us Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks football team will have to replace quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James, a former Doak Walker winner and one of the top running backs in the country. Players that are familiar with making big plays that are following in their shoes, pivot Bryan Bennett and back Kenjon Barner. Is another Rose Bowl game in the cards?
Thomas vs. Bennett There are some rumblings of a QB controversy in Oregon after starter Darron Thomas was replaced by backup Bryan Bennett after halftime against Washington State in their 43-28 win. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DUCKS FOOTBALL CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSPORTSBEAT! At halftime of that game the Ducks only had a 5-point [...]
Ducks Blogger Travis Koehler weighs in on the Cougars vs. Ducks game Saturday. A game that saw the Oregon offense being extremely sluggish and ineffective in the first half of the game with Darron Thomas at QB. Bryan Bennett came out to start the second half and was great. Deanthony Thomas, Boseko Lokombo, Kenyon Barner had great games too.
Our Ducks insider Travis Koehler explains that even the second and third string players for the Oregon Ducks football team had no problems taking care of the Colorado Buffaloes in Pac 12 football this past weekend. No LaMichael James, no problem, no Darron Thomas no problem, enter Bryan Bennett, Kenjon Barner and Avery Patterson…