NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Chip Kelly will head to the NFL after this college football season. It is no secret that Chip Kelly, now in his sixth season with the Ducks (fourth as head coach), has started to change the game of college football. From the way the Ducks practice to how they operate on the field, Oregon is one of those teams that is setting the tone for the future of one of America’s greatest sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Britton Ransford reports on the Cougs NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy, Maxwell, Biletnikoff, and Butkis Award candidates? Here you go. Andrew Furney, Jeff Tuel, Connor Halliday, Marquess Wilson, Travis Long are the Cougars nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth predicts the men on Mike Leach’s defensive side of the ball that will have impact seasons in 2012 for WSU. Xavier Cooper , Travis Long, Damante Horton, Chester Su’a and Deone Bucannon. Defensive Coordinator Mike Breske’s system and Leach’s offense seem to be a match made in heaven. We all hope so for WSU’s Pac 12 hopes.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about the wide receiver position at the University of Oregon heading into the 2012 season. The Ducks are likely to establish a wide receiver committee early in the year, but there are a handful of players who must step up to separate themselves from the pack during the 2012 season. Players included in this list are Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, and B.J. Kelley.
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.
NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team. With red shirt freshman QB Sean Mannion coming off an excellent year where he completed nearly 65% of his passes, the OSU air assault should be gunning at full speed this year. The defense remains the Beavers biggest weakness, even with new recruits coming in, the Beavs will need to improve.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Autzen Stadium, home of the Oregon Ducks football team. As it’s warriors traverse up and down its grounds in search of victory, it unleashes a force so powerful that it drives enemies that dare enter its territory mad. Many of the mighty have fallen victim to the terrible power harnessed by this monster, this beast, this zoo. Best play at Autzen? The Pick by Kenny Wheaton.