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 why Oregon fans do not need to be worried about the Ducks being positioned at number three behind Flordia and Alabama in the initial BCS Poll. As could have been predicted by just about any fan of college football, Oregon fans were irate with the initial rankings. They cursed the BCS and SEC for placing their beloved team behind a Gators team that has really only faced one quality opponent this season while almost faltering to Texas A&M.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Travis Koehler talks about Oregon’s depth chart. Defensively, the Ducks look very sound and experienced. Offensively, the Ducks have a lot of questions to be answered to go along with some inexperience at a few positions. New QB Marcus Mariota should provide for some very interesting plays this season. The moves Chip kelly made with the initial release of the two deep depth chart answers quite a few questions.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s depth at tight end heading into the 2012 season. There is no question that Colt Lyerla is expected to win the starting job and be the next big TE star on this high powered Oregon offense. So much focus is on the QB battle and many are waiting to see if a young star will emerge at WR that the question mark at tight end has not been talked about much.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Possible Heisman trophy candidates? Jackson Rice, Hroniss Grasu, Michael Clay, John Boyett, Dion Jordan, De’Anthony Thomas, and Kenjon Barner are the Ducks nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the players, and what their awards chances are.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Ducks football fan for life. One of the best reasons to root for this team is that they have a strong backing whether they’re winning or losing. The bright and colorful Nike uniform combinations have become a trademark of the team, and ask anybody who’s ever been to Autzen Stadium why they love the U of O Ducks.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the upcoming QB battle that will be taking place for the University of Oregon Ducks. Oregon is coming off of their first Rose Bowl victory in 94 years and Duck fans want the success to continue. Darron Thomas declared for the NFL draft leaving a void in a high powered offense for a new leader. Bryan Bennett or Marcus Mariota. We all know Chip Kelly has a good team with good players.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler comments on the 2012 Ducks Non-conference schedule. He points out the Ducks will have plenty of time to iron out all the kinks by Oregon’s first conference game against Arizona, which is also at home. ESPN has announced they will televise the home game Sept. 1st. vs. Arkansas State.
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 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.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.