NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps where the Oregon Ducks went in the NFL Draft this year. Five players were drafted from the University of Oregon in 2013, marking the most players in four years that were previously Ducks. Headlining the crew of drafted players was Dion Jordan, who was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Long also went in the first round, being the 20th pick overall and going to the Chicago Bears.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the weaknesses on Oregon’s 2013 college football roster that could see them fall from the ranks of the college football elite. While the talent is already on the team and there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the Duck athletes, Oregon is lacking proven players on the defensive line and at linebacker.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Kenjon Barner would be a valuable addition to the Seattle Seahawks. A product of the University of Oregon, Barner has a year of experience as a starter under his belt and has demonstrated excellent speed on the edges and can be a multi-tooled player at the next level. His biggest impact with the Seahawks could potentially be at special teams. Exit Leon Washington. Enter Percy Harvin, & Barner?
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.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday night. While this game did have some resemblance to Oregon’s narrow victory over the Bears on their previous National Championship run in 2010, Oregon used an impressive second-half effort, led by freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota , to dispel any thoughts of another top team falling victim to the upset.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson preview this weekend’s clash between the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks. It has been a long time since both Washington and Oregon come into this game ranked (in fact, the last time this happened was at the turn of the century in 2000), and having both the Ducks and Huskies in the AP Top 25 has helped to give this rivalry an added spark that it has been missing in the past few years.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the overachievers and underachievers (as of this point in the season) on the Oregon Ducks football team. Coming off of their first Rose Bowl victory since 1917, many expected the Ducks to be one of the best teams in college football as they returned a slough of players on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Some guys mentioned include Ricky Heimuli, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and Bralon Addison.
NWSB Editor and Writer gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Oregon’s blowout victory over Arizona on Saturday night. Oregon, who was facing what could be considered their first “true” opponent of 2012, showcased offensive and defensive prowess against a Wildcats football team that was trying to find their own college football identity.
NWSB Editor and Writer preview Oregon’s new uniforms that are scheduled to arrive on August 22nd. As had been rumored, the 2012 set of new uniforms will closely resemble the same style that Oregon wore in the Rose Bowl; helmet and all. The first pictures of the new uniforms surfaced on nikeblog and have created a stir amongst the college football nation once again. Can’t wait to see Kenjon Barner sporting the new digs.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about how the Oregon Ducks may be flying under the radar in college football during their 2012 campaign. It’s possible that such a weak schedule early in the season benefits Oregon, but when it comes to being the favorites, nobody is likely to view the Ducks as proven late in the year following the first few weeks of competition.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Ducks football fan for life. One of the best reasons to root for this team is that they have a strong backing whether they’re winning or losing. The bright and colorful Nike uniform combinations have become a trademark of the team, and ask anybody who’s ever been to Autzen Stadium why they love the U of O Ducks.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the relationship Phil Knight has with the University of Oregon. From his days as a track athlete at the University to the generous donations he has provided them without the years, there is perhaps no donor in the nation that is more intricately and controversially tied to his former program.