NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the positions the Ducks need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve…
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The meeting between Tennessee Tech and Oregon on Saturday will be the first meeting between the two teams as they both gear up for a season that could see them put together impressive records in their respective divisions. Marcus Mariota gets another chance to impress.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ’em and hate ’em from the Oregon Ducks’ contest against the Fresno State Bulldogs. After jumping out to another impressive lead at halftime, the Ducks would play a shaky third quarter as they surrendered 10 points without putting any on the board. Turnovers coupled with a few sloppy play at times rejuvenated a Fresno State team and saw the Ducks having to battle back despite a big lead heading into the fourth quarter.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, and on defense this week John Boyett. Rob Beard get the special teams ball even though he wasn’t needed much. The Ducks get Wisconsin next.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler talks about Oregon’s depth chart. Defensively, the Ducks look very sound and experienced. Offensively, the Ducks have a lot of questions to be answered to go along with some inexperience at a few positions. New QB Marcus Mariota should provide for some very interesting plays this season. The moves Chip kelly made with the initial release of the two deep depth chart answers quite a few questions.
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.
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.
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.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon Ducks in this upcoming college football season. The Oregon Ducks will have a different look to their team this year following the departures of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas, but don’t expect that to slow anybody down on this ultra-talented squad in Eugene. Check back at the end of the season to see if he was right!
NWSB Editor and writer Chris Anderson talks about his top 5 favorite players on the Oregon Ducks football team. The success and wins the Oregon Ducks have accumulated throughout the years would not have occurred, however, with the proper players in place to make these kinds of runs possible. Players include DeAnthony Thomas, Michael Clay, and Kenjon Barner.