NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his 5 most important players on Oregon’s offense in 2013. Though Chip Kelly is now long-gone from the program and looking to build a solid career at the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Ducks’ offense will remain essentially the same under new head coach Mark Helfrich. That doesn’t mean, however, that there won’t be some changes to Oregon’s offense in 2013
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his prediction of Oregon’s offensive starters in 2013. Though the Oregon Ducks’ 2013 college football campaign is still just about four months away, it’s time to start breaking down a team that could very well see themselves in the final BCS National Championship Game (thank the college football gods). Returning stars such as Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas obviously make it into the starting rotation but there are a few players who may be new to you.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what improvements the Ducks could make on the offensive side of the ball to give them a near-perfect offense in 2013. And while there aren’t many improvements to make, the Ducks need to build their offensive line, focus on establishing a dominant receiver, and finding a kicker who can consistently make field goals in crucial moments of games.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the upcoming Oregon football spring camp that will begin on April 2. Coming off a year that saw them narrowly miss an opportunity to appear in the BCS National Championship game for the second time in three years–after suffering a loss to Stanford in overtime after the Cardinal tied it up on a controversial touchdown–and their second-straight BCS Bowl win, many may believe that the Oregon football program would be in a state of flux without Kelly.
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 Insider Chris Anderson talks about the improvements the Oregon DUcks need to make as they head into the 2013 college football season. There is no doubt that Oregon has the talent to contend for a BCS National Championship next year. Marcus Mariota is coming off an unbelievable first-year at quarterback, De’Anthony Thomas will step into a bigger role on offense, and Oregon’s secondary looks like it will continue to be one of the best in the Pac-12.
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, on defense this week Boseko Lokombo earns recognition and in the special teams it’s Keanon Lowe. Mariota tied a school record with six passing touchdowns, Lokombo had the interception that shifted momentum in this game and Lowe made a nice play in the kick-return game.
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 Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Barner set a school record with 321 yards rushing and Ekpre-Olomu intercepted Matt Barkley in the end zone in the first quarter.
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 Writer Bryant Knox talks about the biggest questions surrounding the Oregon Ducks football program heading into fall camp. The Oregon Ducks’ season can’t come faster for fans, but there are still a number of questions heading into the 2012 college football season. If there’s one thing we do know, it’s that that this team is going to be good.How good, however, is speculative at best. Marcus Mariota and Bryan Bennett have been battling.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us a unique piece here, what if these 5 players chose the University of Oregon instead of their current schools. Chip Kelly would definitely have his share of options with these two QB’s. Both Collin Klein and Denard Robinson have what it takes to be the option QB that Oregon is always looking for. Knile Davis would challenge LaGarrette Blount style numbers for the Ducks.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about the wide receiver position at the University of Oregon heading into the 2012 season. The Ducks are likely to establish a wide receiver committee early in the year, but there are a handful of players who must step up to separate themselves from the pack during the 2012 season. Players included in this list are Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, and B.J. Kelley.