NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Ducks’ blowout over Virginia and hands out his game balls to three players who were very impressive in their position groups. While De’Anthony Thomas could have taken home the offensive game ball as well, Mariota’s ability to scramble and flash his top speed earned him the offensive game ball while Derrick Malone stepped up on defense and Alejandro Maldonado was impressive on special teams.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three things to watch out for when the Ducks travel east to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Fresh of a 66-3 blowout of the Nicholls State Colonels, Oregon will be facing different conditions against the Cavaliers in both terms of game atmosphere, temperature, and style. The Ducks will need to be road warriors on Saturday and not look past a team who will be gearing up for a big upset.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down the Oregon Ducks’ newest all-yellow uniform combination. If there’s anything that Chip Kelly, and now Mark Helfrich’s squad has become known for, it’s the uniforms. BCS bowl games and near-undefeated seasons have helped build the fan base, but there’s no denying that the uniforms have helped when it’s come to recruiting for college football season.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Picked to win the conference yet again, many see Oregon as national title contenders as well despite Helfrich coming in as the new head coach. Now that the allegations surrounding Oregon have been resolved and the skies are once again clear in Eugene, the Ducks are gearing up for another great season while cementing themselves as a national powerhouse.
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.