NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon football offense and explains the tempo, that talent and quick play calling. What is the visual system all about? What of the ESPN personalities. The Oregon signs if you will? The play calling placards, the signal boards. Chip Kelly has some weird stuff up his sleeve. Signs have made their way onto the football field.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. After starting out coaching for Columbia University, he quickly took the offensive reign at his alma mater before becoming the offensive mastermind at the University of Oregon. He took over the head coach position after Mike Belotti vacated it and has elevated the Oregon football program to heights never seen before in Eugene.
UW Huskies blogger Brandon Choate weighs in with his Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Huskies by 1. The total is set at 145.5. The Ducks have a winning conference record. The team of Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross, CJ Wilcox and Darnell Gant have kept the Huskies afloat.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks. With a Mark Twain type approach to life, Brooks was able to surmount the challenges before him throughout his career, and because of that retired as one of the better coaches the Northwest has ever seen.
NWSB Ducks insider Crazy Quacker brings us news of a thwarted rumor this week out of Eugene. After it was announced that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly was going to make the leap to the NFL and take over as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he decided he would stay where his heart his, in Oregon.
Jason Green weighs in with his Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats Saturday CBB basketball Preview and a free ncaa basketball prediction to boot. CBB odds favor the Wildcats by 9. Oregon’s balanced approach on offense has guided the Ducks to their best conference start since 2007-08. Devoe Joseph, who gained eligibility on Dec. 10 and averages 15 points. E.J. Singler and Garrett Sim add 12 each for Oregon.
Q tells us Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly. Oregon’s incredible offense busted up Wisconsin Badgers and kept Montee Ball in check in the second half, and got into the record books on the way to the Ducks’ first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.
Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler points out the Ducks have not won a Rose Bowl since 1917. The Wisconin Badgers behind Badgers running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist and needs one touchdown to tie Barry Sanders (39) for the all-time single-season record, stands in their way. Oregon has its own former Heisman finalist at running back in LaMichael James.
Jason Green one of our NCAA football bloggers reports a source within the Oregon Ducks football program told the Oregonian that LaMichael James has decided to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl. James issued a statement through the Oregon athletic program saying he hasn’t decided for sure, but players often wait to announce publicly what their intentions are.
NWSportsBeat.com Oregon sports blogger Matthew Martz sat down with Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Ryan Clanton this week for a quick chat about the team, the preperation, Chip Kelly, and the scouting report for the Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers 2012 Rose Bowl game in Pasadena California. Clanton, along with freshman center Hroniss Grasu have only allowed 10 sacks in 2011.
Most fans in Oregon will tell you he’s proven all he can in College football, and its time to cast his lot for the NFL. LaMichael James has two games left to further proove himself at the College level. James came back to the Oregon Ducks last season mainly to put on weight to show he can endure the rigors of the NFL. Fact: He is one of the best running-backs in the country.