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.

NCAA Projections: Five Oregon Ducks 2012 football stats predictions

Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson predicts the statistics for the top Duck football performers in 2012. Though some schools have kicked off their fall camps, the Oregon Ducks will be kicking off camp on August 6th with big things planned for 2012. Ranked 5th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Ducks will be looking to compete for their fourth straight Pac-10/12 title. Stats for Kenjon Barner, Marcus Mariota, & De’Anthony Thomas.

Oregon Ducks on NCAA football preaseason award lists

Kenjon Barner

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy candidates? Jackson Rice, Hroniss Grasu, Michael Clay, John Boyett, Dion Jordan, De’Anthony Thomas, and Kenjon Barner are the Ducks nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.

Oregon State Beavers on NCAA football preaseason award lists

Markus Wheaton

NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton are the three Beavers nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 players, and what their awards and chances are.

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?

Oregon Ducks football: Top 5 NFL prospects from 2012 roster

Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Sports blogger Bryant Knox brings us his list of potential Oregon Ducks football players who could be pros next season. Kenjon Barner is no longer in LaMichael James’ shadow and is looking to make a name for himself while DeAnthony Thomas is just as hungry. There are a couple surprises on the list, too. Don’t sleep on Arik Armstead, Carson York, or Jackson Rice either.

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.

Oregon Ducks rookies expected to start/play in Week 1

B.J. Kelley will be a viable option at receiver for the Ducks. Photo credit: RegisterGuard

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.

Oregon Ducks football: Five new players to know in 2012

Chip Kelly

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some new faces to introduce you to who will be playing in Eugene in 2012. Chip Kelly has some new toys. Byron Marshall, Dwayne Stanford II, Evan Baylis, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner welcome to U of O. With the departure of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, David Paulson, and transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks find themselves a little shallow.

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