NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ’em and hate ’em from the Oregon Ducks’ contest against the Fresno State Bulldogs. After jumping out to another impressive lead at halftime, the Ducks would play a shaky third quarter as they surrendered 10 points without putting any on the board. Turnovers coupled with a few sloppy play at times rejuvenated a Fresno State team and saw the Ducks having to battle back despite a big lead heading into the fourth quarter.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy candidates? Jackson Rice, Hroniss Grasu, Michael Clay, John Boyett, Dion Jordan, De’Anthony Thomas, and Kenjon Barner are the Ducks nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Sports blogger Bryant Knox brings us his list of potential Oregon Ducks football players who could be pros next season. Kenjon Barner is no longer in LaMichael James’ shadow and is looking to make a name for himself while DeAnthony Thomas is just as hungry. There are a couple surprises on the list, too. Don’t sleep on Arik Armstead, Carson York, or Jackson Rice either.
Q wonders if the altitude in Colorado will play a part in evening up the PAC 12 matchup on Saturday. It will take a miracle for Colorado to beat Oregon in his opinion, with or without Darron Thomas, with or without LaMichael James. The Ducks are deep, with capable backups, and the Buffaloes are just as banged up.