NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in today on the chances of former University of Oregon Ducks QB Darron Thomas’ chances of sticking in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Chip Kelly’s Ducks run one of the most unique offensive systems in football today, and while it’s proven to have incredible success in the NCAA, it doesn’t appear to translate well at the professional level.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler weighs in on the Spring football game this week for the Ducks and the QB analysis. Between losing players to the NFL draft and graduation, the Ducks took some heavy hits.
The biggest losses being Lamichael James, Darron Thomas and David Paulson on the offensive side of the ball. “Who will be the starting QB in 2012″?
NWSB Managing editor Q tells us Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks football team will have to replace quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James, a former Doak Walker winner and one of the top running backs in the country. Players that are familiar with making big plays that are following in their shoes, pivot Bryan Bennett and back Kenjon Barner. Is another Rose Bowl game in the cards?
NWSB insider Jason Green breaks down the 2012 Oregon Ducks football recruiting class. Although the Ducks failed to land a 5-star prospect, they more than made up for it with 4-star recruits. Arik Armstead tops the list that includes Reggie Daniels, Dwayne Stanford, Bralon Addison Evan Baylis, Pharaoh Brown and Jake Rodrigues.
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.
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.
Oregon Ducks football bloger Travis Koehler weighs in with his analysis and opinion of the 2012 Rose Bowl game. A couple of 11-2 teams square off in the Rose Bowl when the Pac-12 Champion Ducks take on the champions of the Big Ten, the Wisconsin Badgers. LaMichael James and Darron Thoma vs. Montee Ball. We’ve got your Wisconsin vs. Oregon Point Spread analysis, and expert picks…
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.