NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us his first 2012 KNOW YOUR ENEMY pre-season post. This first topic focuses on the 2012 NFC West division champs the San Francisco 49ers. Reggie’s five 49ers weapons are Randy Moss, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, and Alex Smith. He then goes on to say the Seahawks can stop them with Red Bryant, Bruce Irvin, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and K.J. Wright.
NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon State Beavers in this upcoming college football season. The Beavers will not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country as well. OSU Will Beat U of O in the Annual Civil War Game, and Rick says the Beavers will be bowl eligible in 2012. Sean Mannion will be special too.
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 details the strengths and weaknesses of what is to be the 2012 Oregon football program. As high as expectations are once again for the Oregon Ducks, this does not mean that they are not without fault. As mentioned earlier, although the Ducks do have talented depth at RB and QB, the departure of both LaMichael James and Darron Thomas are quite significant.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Oregon Ducks this upcoming 2012 season. The Oregon Ducks will find themselves without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James next season, but don’t expect the offense to show any signs of slowing down. Players include DeAnthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, and Kenjon Barner.
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.
NW Sports Beat Insider and University of Oregon blogger Bryant Knox takes us down memory lane as he recites the best individual performances by Ducks in the past 20 years in another Moments in Time post. When your program has been filled with so many great players, how do you not expect standout performances? Players include LaMichael James and Joey Harrington.
NW Sports Beat Insider and Writer Bryant Knox details past Oregon football players that could make the Ducks even better than they already are. Players addressed include Dennis Dixon, Jonathan Stewart, and even Cliff Harris. What true Ducks fan wouldn’t want to see Joey Harrington back in an Oregon uniform? Autzen Stadium has played host to many greats…
NW Sports Beat Junior Editor and Writer Chris Anderson addresses what the Oregon Ducks need to do to win their fourth straight Pac 12 Title. He points out the defensive unit must step up once again this year in order to navigate through a few offensive powerhouses Oregon will face. Watch out for De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Bryan Bennett, Chip Kelly, Kenjon Barner, and the USC Trojans.
NWSB writer and Oregon Ducks football insider Chris Anderson gives us his five top reasons why the University of Oregon is the kings of the Pac-12 in recruiting. Head Coach Chip Kelly may miss out on a couple 5 star recruits to the likes of USC or Cal, but he will win over the future players that he knows will help his Ducks team win games. Just look at the likes of De’Anthony Thomas, LaMichael James, and LaGarrette Blount.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his opinion on why the Ducks sophmore RB De’Anthony Thomas is an pre-season favorite for the 2012 Heisman Trophy Award. With Chip Kelly heading the program moving forward, look for Thomas to be one of the best players in the country by the time he graduates. His speed is lethal, and his ability to make something out of nothing is just frightening for defenses.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some reasons why he predicts Kenjon Barner will have a career year in a Ducks uniform in 2012. Despite success Barner has had on this team, he’s been behind LaMichael James his entire collegiate career. Following the transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks are going to be unexpectedly shallow at the RB position.