NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down De’Anthony Thomas’ chances of winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012. De’Anthony Thomas is one of the most exciting players in all of college football, but nine weeks into the year, the Oregon Ducks megastar has fallen off the map a bit when it comes to true Heisman contention. The success of Kenjon Barner is a big reason why.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why week 8 proved that the Oregon Ducks are the most exciting team in college football. UO fell one spot in the BCS following their 43-21 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, but with a 7-0 record, they’re still the No. 4 team at this point in the year. However, the BCS doesn’t account for an 86-yard run by Marcus Mariota, a 71-yard run by Kenjon Barner and the flare that a Chip Kelly team brings in each week.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Chip Kelly, amid numerous qualified candidates, deserves to be the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Now don’t get me wrong, Mike Riley has been doing amazing things at Oregon State. He has taken a program that struggled to find an identity in 2011 to being one of the top programs in college football in 2012.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Oregon fans do not need to be worried about the Ducks being positioned at number three behind Flordia and Alabama in the initial BCS Poll. As could have been predicted by just about any fan of college football, Oregon fans were irate with the initial rankings. They cursed the BCS and SEC for placing their beloved team behind a Gators team that has really only faced one quality opponent this season while almost faltering to Texas A&M.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how UO would match up against the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. A hot topic of debate throughout the world of college football is, could the No. 2 Ducks truly challenge the No. 1 Tide in a Pac-12, SEC battle for a national championship. The question at this point is hypothetical at best but this mythical matchup may become a reality in January. Chip Kelly vs. Nick Saban. Wow.
NWSB Editor and Writer talks about the University of Oregon’s biggest rival when it comes to the college sporting world. Families become divided, friends become enemies, and people who would never had made contact in life end up screaming at the tops of their lungs, denouncing one another because of affiliation with a rival team. Chip Kelly, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Riley, and Lane Kiffin make Pac 12 rivalries very interesting.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the reasons to love the rivalry between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies. Officially beginning in 1900, the rivalry between these two teams (known as the Border War) is rich with hatred and passion that stems all the way back to 1948, when the University of Washington lobbied the University of Montana to vote against the Ducks making an appearance in the Rose Bowl.
NWSB Insider and Pac 12 football blogger Jeff Budke weighs in today with some predictions for the Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks Saturday matchup. He projects the “Black Mamba” De’Anthony Thomas mentions will top 8, and may reach double digits. He also says Chip Kelly will punch a sideline reporter, Steve Sarkisian will fire a member of his coaching staff mid-game, and it will rain Saturday. Enjoy the game folks.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson preview this weeks game between the Oregon Ducks and the Fresno State Bulldogs. After starting off their season by drubbing the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 57-34, the Oregon Ducks will be welcoming a Fresno State Bulldogs team that saw itself to a 37-10 victory over Weber State. One of the most exciting players to watch for the Ducks will be Marcus Mariota.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson preview this weeks game between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks ended their 2011 season by winning their first Rose Bowl since 1917 and return a bevy of players on the offensive and defensive side of the ball that give them a talented, veteran base to build a special 2012 season from. Marcus Mariota welcome to Pac 12 football.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about 5 things that he wants to see from the Oregon Ducks in their opener against Arkansas State. Although this year’s season opener isn’t nearly the eye-grabber that last year’s matchup was against LSU, it’s still a time for Ducks fans to rejoice. This season has potential to be special, but with Chip Kelly’s “Win The Day” mantra well in place, each game is as important as the next, and we begin with Arkansas State on Sept. 1.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the traits of every northwest Pac-12 college football coach. Whether it is Riley’s consistent coaching at Oregon State, Kelly’s innovative offense at Oregon, Sarkisians ability to resurrect a program from the dead, or Leach’s all-out air assault, each of these coaches have certain characteristics that make them some of the best in college football.