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.
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 [...]
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler comments on the 2012 Ducks wide receivers. He points out going into this year the Ducks have 15 WR’s listed on the official roster. The sophomore rank consists of three. Devon Blackmon, Tacoi Sumler, Eric Dungy, Justin Hoffman, Ben Butterfield, Josh Huff, Rashaan Vaugn, and Will Murphy will all compete for playing time in 2012.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon football offense and explains the tempo, that talent and quick play calling. What is the visual system all about? What of the ESPN personalities. The Oregon signs if you will? The play calling placards, the signal boards. Chip Kelly has some weird stuff up his sleeve. Signs have made their way onto the football field.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks. With a Mark Twain type approach to life, Brooks was able to surmount the challenges before him throughout his career, and because of that retired as one of the better coaches the Northwest has ever seen.
Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler points out the Ducks have not won a Rose Bowl since 1917. The Wisconin Badgers behind Badgers running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist and needs one touchdown to tie Barry Sanders (39) for the all-time single-season record, stands in their way. Oregon has its own former Heisman finalist at running back in LaMichael James.
Jason Green one of our NCAA football bloggers reports a source within the Oregon Ducks football program told the Oregonian that LaMichael James has decided to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl. James issued a statement through the Oregon athletic program saying he hasn’t decided for sure, but players often wait to announce publicly what their intentions are.
NWSportsBeat.com Oregon sports blogger Matthew Martz sat down with Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Ryan Clanton this week for a quick chat about the team, the preperation, Chip Kelly, and the scouting report for the Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers 2012 Rose Bowl game in Pasadena California. Clanton, along with freshman center Hroniss Grasu have only allowed 10 sacks in 2011.