Ducks Football: Top 10 ways you know you’re a true fan

The play that changed the Oregon-UW rivalry forever. (Photo: oregonianphoto.com)

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down the top 10 ways you know you’re a fan of the Oregon Ducks. As the team continues to find success in Eugene, more and more people are becoming fans. True fans hate the Washington Huskies, despise Michael Dyer and Cam Newton and loving the uniforms. They also believe in the system, which has featured Chip kelly, Dennis Dixon and LaMichael James, and now features Marcus Mariota, De’Anthony Thomas and Mark Helfrich.

Imagine what Kenjon Barner could do for the Seattle Seahawks

Kenjon Barner has the tools to succeed. (Photo: kval.com)

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?

My five best Oregon Ducks’ De’Anthony Thomas memories

De'Anthony Thomas crosses the finish line on the opening kickoff of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. (Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

NWSB Insider Bryant Knoxs shares his five best memories of his favorite Northwest athlete, De’Anthony Thomas. The Black Mamba may be more of a sixth man in Oregon’s offense than a consistent starter, but that hasn’t stopped him from making highlight-worthy plays week after week. He’s become one of the fastest, most exciting players in the country, and that was evident in showings such as the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl and his 2011 showing against the USC Trojans.

What to expect from new head coach Mark Helfrich

Oregon Ducks, Mark Helfrich

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what fans can expect to see from Mark Helfrich in 2013. While most of the elements of Oregon’s football team will remain the same, there are two key things that will likely change: how open practices are and how much Oregon throws the ball.

Five positions Oregon needs to upgrade in 2013

Boseko Lokombo will look to step into an even bigger role in 2013 for the Ducks.

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…

Oregon Ducks to appear before NCAA infractions committee

Chip Kelly

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the NCAA ruling that will call the Oregon Ducks to a hearing about their involvement with Willie Lyles. The ruling that Oregon must undergo a hearing in front of head NCAA officials means that this process will likely become a two-year affair that has left those Duck fans in Eugene and around the world feeling a little extra anxiety this holiday season.

What can we expect from Oregon against Kansas State?

Chip Kelly ASU

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you some expectations for the 2013 Fiesta Bowl that will take place between the Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats. With their selection to the Fiesta Bowl the Ducks became the fourth team in BCS history to go to four straight BCS Bowls, an unprecedented number that goes to show how far the program has come and how high it has risen.

Thomas Tyner shines as Ducks’ star recruit of 2013 class

Thomas Tyner

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us a piece about University of Oregon Ducks recruit and Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner shattering the Oregon high school football single-game rushing record, finishing with 644 yards and 10 touchdowns last week. Oregon has nine commits in their 2013 recruiting class and Tyner is ranked second on their list behind Dontre Wilson out of DeSoto, Texas.

Five NCAA stars who would flourish in Oregon’s offense

Let's play the what if game. How good would the Ducks be with Denard Robinson? Championship good? (photo nflamateurs.wordpress.com)

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.

Oregon Ducks projections, scenarios & realistic predictions for 2012

Chip Kelly

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his best and worst case scenarios, plus some realistic predictions for the upcoming Oregon Ducks football season. If all goes as planned, the Ducks will be sitting pretty in Florida playing for the BCS Title. But, those pesky Trojans of USC may have a stck to throw through the spokes of this Ducks team. Even with a loss to USC, the Ducks can still find their way to the Pac-12 Championship game, and a BCS berth.

Oregon Ducks Football: Top 5 plays from the 2011 Season

Chip Kelly

NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his top 2011 Ducks moments in time and the best plays from last year. Number 1 you ask? The Rose Bowl fumble recovery vs. Wisconsin. The sheer outburst of emotion from Chip Kelly explains this play without any words necessary. Number 2. Same game. De’Anthony Thomas 91-yard run was totally electric.

Rumors of NCAA sanctions on the Oregon Ducks bogus at best

Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his thoughts on the rumors swirling about the NCAA sanctions on Oregon. The 2012 season is filled with a lot of hope for the Oregon Ducks. Currently ranked number five in the USA Today Preseason Poll, Oregon is poised to claim their fourth straight Pac-10/12 Championship and possibly make an appearance in the BCS National Championship game.

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