Offseason Objectives for Mark Helfrich to improve Oregon

Helfrich

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the improvements the Oregon DUcks need to make as they head into the 2013 college football season. There is no doubt that Oregon has the talent to contend for a BCS National Championship next year. Marcus Mariota is coming off an unbelievable first-year at quarterback, De’Anthony Thomas will step into a bigger role on offense, and Oregon’s secondary looks like it will continue to be one of the best in the Pac-12.

Oregon Ducks finish No. 2 in AP & Coaches Poll

The Ducks were the only one's celebrating after the game on Saturday (photo Getty Images)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s final ranking in both the AP and Coaches Poll. After the embarrassment was over and the dust had settled (which mainly came from Notre Dame fans sprinting out of the stadium in the third quarter), Alabama stood in the No. 1 position for the second straight year while the Oregon Ducks, who took care of the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, finished the year at No. 2.

Oregon Ducks vs. Kansas State Wildcats Fiesta Bowl game balls & stats

Mariota is the definition of a dual-threat quarterback. (Photo: Oregon Ducks)

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 Marcus Mariota, as well as defensive MVP Michael Clay. De’Anthony Thomas also earned special teams MVP.

Oregon beats Kansas State, wins second straight BCS game

Kelly recently led the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl win. (Photo: Oregonlive.com/Thomas Boyd

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. While there were more than enough things that could have distracted the Ducks against Kansas State, they burst out to a quick lead and never looked back as they defeated the Wildcats by a score of 35-17 to win their second straight BCS bowl game.

What can we expect from Oregon against Kansas State?

Chip Kelly ASU

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you some expectations for the 2013 Fiesta Bowl that will take place between the Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats. With their selection to the Fiesta Bowl the Ducks became the fourth team in BCS history to go to four straight BCS Bowls, an unprecedented number that goes to show how far the program has come and how high it has risen.

Oregon Ducks 2012 football season rewind

Kenjon Barner Heisman

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps what was Oregon’s 2012 college football regular season. The Ducks made their way to an 11-1 record fairly easily. They vanquished most of their opponents by the third quarter and only had close contests against USC and Stanford, one of which they lost. Their offense did not skip a beat with Marcus Mariota at the helm and De’Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner in the backfield.

Oregon St. Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks: What went wrong for OSU?

Markus Wheaton Civil War

During any losing week, NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers football blogger Rick Stella will stop by and bring you his What Went Wrong With The Beavs piece. What transpired last Saturday afternoon was 2 and a half quarters of close football, before Oregon began to unload their typical 2nd half offense and pulled away from the Beavers with ease. Finishing off the Beavers by a score of 48-24, the Ducks reigned supreme yet again in the 116th edition of the Civil War football game.

Why Chip Kelly should remain with Ducks, not bolt for NFL

Chip Kelly ASU

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox makes a claim for Chip Kelly to remain with the team beyond the 2012 college football season. If Kelly stays, he has a chance to continue his legacy long into the future, especially with Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas in the backfield. He still has “unfinished business” at Oregon, and if he goes, there’s no guarantee he’ll build the same reputation as a football mastermind in the NFL.

Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 13 game balls & stats

De'Anthony Thomas Ducks

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 De’Anthony Thomas, on defense this week Brian Jackson earns recognition and in the special teams it’s Keanon Lowe.

The Ducks trample the Oregon St. Beavers in 2012 Civil War

De'Anthony Thomas Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s victory over the Oregon State Beavers in the 116th Civil War. A close score at halftime combined with a Beaver touchdown to close up the score at 20-17 early in the third would quickly be quelled by the Ducks who scored 14 points in each of their last two quarters to hold reign over Reser.

Five things I’m expecting to see in the 2012 Civil War

Kenjon Barner

Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down what he expects to see from UO in the 2012 Civil War. The Civil War has been known to throw curve balls in the past, but a bounce-back performance from Oregon, a much closer game than last year and a fifth-straight win in the series are all things we should look for out of the Ducks. De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner should all play well on offense.

Week 13 College football preview: Oregon vs. Oregon St. preview

Markus Wheaton

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Oregon Ducks in NCAA football Week 13 action. It’s not quite the battle of the unbeatens we were all hoping for, but it’s still the biggest game of the season for these two teams. OSU needs a win to cap off their underdog season, while UO has to win to stay alive in the Pac-12 North.

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