Ducks Football: Reasons Kenjon Barner will thrive as starter in 2012

Kenjon Barner

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.

2012 Oregon Ducks football: Players who should have breakout seasons

Kenjon Barner

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some players he predicts will have breakout seasons in the pac 12 in 2012. De’ Anthony Thomas had a fantastic freshman season. A freshman All-American, Thomas was a co-recipient of the CFPA Kick Returner Trophy. With 49ers LaMichael James in the NFL, it’s Kenjon Barner’s time to shine.

Oregon Ducks football: Five new players to know in 2012

Chip Kelly

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some new faces to introduce you to who will be playing in Eugene in 2012. Chip Kelly has some new toys. Byron Marshall, Dwayne Stanford II, Evan Baylis, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner welcome to U of O. With the departure of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, David Paulson, and transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks find themselves a little shallow.

Oregon Ducks football history: *My* top 5 moments in time

Oregon Ducks

Ducks’ best moments… Kenny Wheaton’s “The Pick” is one of the greatest moments in University of Oregon history. Since then, a number of exciting and monumental events have helped pave the path for the Ducks of today. Honorable Mentions: Late-Game interception Vs. USC Trojans in 2007 Double-overtime victory over Arizona Wildcats in 2009 Defeating Michigan Wolverines […]

Know Your Enemy: 49ers will love Oregon RB LaMichael James

LaMichael James

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Jason Green tells us LaMichael James was projected to go in the late 2nd or the 3rd round so while it was no surprise he was taken where he was it was a little surprising that the 49ers took him. Here is an article detailing 5 reasons the 49ers will love LaMichael James.

Spring football edition – Oregon Ducks qb rundown

Bryan Bennett

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler weighs in on the Spring football game this week for the Ducks and the QB analysis. Between losing players to the NFL draft and graduation, the Ducks took some heavy hits.
The biggest losses being Lamichael James, Darron Thomas and David Paulson on the offensive side of the ball. “Who will be the starting QB in 2012″?

Rose Bowl is not enough – The Oregon Ducks want two & a national title

LaMichael James

NWSB Managing editor Q tells us Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks football team will have to replace quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James, a former Doak Walker winner and one of the top running backs in the country. Players that are familiar with making big plays that are following in their shoes, pivot Bryan Bennett and back Kenjon Barner. Is another Rose Bowl game in the cards?

Seattle Seahawks 2012 Mock Draft – Version 2.0

DE Whitney Mercilus

Seahawks insider Brandon Choate puts on the swami hat today for us. He gives us his full 7 round mock draft for the Seattle Seahawks for the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s got the Seahawks addressing LB, DE and RB positions with his choices of Zach Brown, Whitney Mercilus and Chris Polk. He also chose Russell Wilson to add a new dynamic to the quarterback competition in Seattle.

Oregon NCAAF Recruiting Class – Where do the Ducks Rank?

Arik Armstead, Oregon Ducks

NWSB insider Jason Green breaks down the 2012 Oregon Ducks football recruiting class. Although the Ducks failed to land a 5-star prospect, they more than made up for it with 4-star recruits. Arik Armstead tops the list that includes Reggie Daniels, Dwayne Stanford, Bralon Addison Evan Baylis, Pharaoh Brown and Jake Rodrigues.

Tale of the Tape – LaMichael James vs. Chris Polk

Chris Polk, Washington Huskies

NWSB insider Jason Green brings us a matchup between the top 2 RB’s in the Pac-12 this last season. This Tale of the Tape compares Oregon’s LaMichael James and Washington’s Chris Polk. Polk may be the stronger, better all-around back while James is faster and small enough to be elusive.

Northwest Pac 12 Players invited to 2012 NFL combine

Pac 12 Football - Ducks, Huskies, Cougars, Beavers

NWSB Pac 12 Insider Jason Green weighs in with a short piece detailing the Pac 12 football players from the Oregon Ducks, Washington Huskies and Oregon State Beavers that have been invited to Indianapolis Indiana for the 2012 NFL Combine. LaMichael James, Chris Polk, Darron Thomas, Cliff Harris, Senio Kelemete, James Rodgers, Jermaine Kearse are some of the names.

NFL Draft 2012: Oregon underclassmen declaring

LaMichael James

Oregon Ducks blogger Jason Green tells us the NFL Combine announced its invitee list and not surprisingly, Oregon leads the region in the number of participants. Mark Asper, Cliff Harris, LaMichael James, Joshua Kaddu, David Paulson,
Edward Pleasant, and Darron Thomas. He recaps the main players bolting for the money and PRO football. (Underclassmen)

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