NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his prediction of Oregon’s offensive starters in 2013. Though the Oregon Ducks’ 2013 college football campaign is still just about four months away, it’s time to start breaking down a team that could very well see themselves in the final BCS National Championship Game (thank the college football gods). Returning stars such as Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas obviously make it into the starting rotation but there are a few players who may be new to you.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the upcoming Oregon football spring camp that will begin on April 2. Coming off a year that saw them narrowly miss an opportunity to appear in the BCS National Championship game for the second time in three years–after suffering a loss to Stanford in overtime after the Cardinal tied it up on a controversial touchdown–and their second-straight BCS Bowl win, many may believe that the Oregon football program would be in a state of flux without Kelly.
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 Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Colt Lyerla, and on defense this week Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. On the Teams punter De’Anthony Thomas was finally given an opportunity to return a punt in the third quarter, and he took full advantage.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox gives you the game balls and statistics from Oregon’s victory over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Ducks blew this one open early and never looked back, but they struggled big-time with penalties—something they’ll need to fix before Pac-12 play begins next week. The Oregon Ducks allowed just 48 yards of offense in the first half, and Kiko Alonso had the early play of the game.
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.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s depth at tight end heading into the 2012 season. There is no question that Colt Lyerla is expected to win the starting job and be the next big TE star on this high powered Oregon offense. So much focus is on the QB battle and many are waiting to see if a young star will emerge at WR that the question mark at tight end has not been talked about much.
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.