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.

Five NCAA stars who would flourish in Oregon’s offense

Let's play the what if game. How good would the Ducks be with Denard Robinson? Championship good? (photo nflamateurs.wordpress.com)

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us a unique piece here, what if these 5 players chose the University of Oregon instead of their current schools. Chip Kelly would definitely have his share of options with these two QB’s. Both Collin Klein and Denard Robinson have what it takes to be the option QB that Oregon is always looking for. Knile Davis would challenge LaGarrette Blount style numbers for the Ducks.

Oregon Ducks projections, scenarios & realistic predictions for 2012

Chip Kelly

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his best and worst case scenarios, plus some realistic predictions for the upcoming Oregon Ducks football season. If all goes as planned, the Ducks will be sitting pretty in Florida playing for the BCS Title. But, those pesky Trojans of USC may have a stck to throw through the spokes of this Ducks team. Even with a loss to USC, the Ducks can still find their way to the Pac-12 Championship game, and a BCS berth.

Oregon Ducks Football: Top 5 plays from the 2011 Season

Chip Kelly

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his top 2011 Ducks moments in time and the best plays from last year. Number 1 you ask? The Rose Bowl fumble recovery vs. Wisconsin. The sheer outburst of emotion from Chip Kelly explains this play without any words necessary. Number 2. Same game. De’Anthony Thomas 91-yard run was totally electric.

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.

Ducks Football: Reasons the D will propel team to success in 2012

Michael Clay

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks defense and what they bring to the 2012 Pac 12 football table. If 2012 is the year that the blur offense is contained, Oregon will have to rely on its defense to propel them to success. What do Michael Clay, Dion Jordan and John Boyett all have in common? Senior leadership in Eugene.

I’m a die-hard fan of Oregon Ducks football because…

Autzen Stadium

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Ducks football fan for life. One of the best reasons to root for this team is that they have a strong backing whether they’re winning or losing. The bright and colorful Nike uniform combinations have become a trademark of the team, and ask anybody who’s ever been to Autzen Stadium why they love the U of O Ducks.

In 2012 A quarterback battle looms for the Oregon Ducks

Marcus Mariota

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.

Phil Knight and his relationship with the Oregon Ducks

Phil Knight's relationship with the University of Oregon has been well-documented. Photo: oregonlive.com

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the relationship Phil Knight has with the University of Oregon. From his days as a track athlete at the University to the generous donations he has provided them without the years, there is perhaps no donor in the nation that is more intricately and controversially tied to his former program.

Oregon coaches Chip Kelly and Scott Frost run with the bulls

Chip Kelly

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson brings you the news about Oregon coaches Chip Kelly and Scott Frost running with the bulls during their time in Spain. Taking time out of their busy schedules to enjoy life a little before football really kicks into gear, Kelly and Frost reportedly took a “short” 8 day trip to Europe. And what better way to relax than running with a set of 2,000 – 3,000 bulls charging at your heals?

Five defensive impact players for the Oregon Ducks in 2012

Boyett will be one of the best defensive backs in the nation. Photo credit: duckspride

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his five defensive impact players on the Oregon Ducks. With a reloaded roster coupled with impressive young talent, the 2012 Oregon Ducks defensive unit will be looking to make their own imprint within the Oregon football history books. Included on this list are Kiko Alonso, John Boyett, Michael Clay, and Dion Jordan. Big plays are on the horizon.

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