NWSB Writer Travis Koehler details Oregon’s closed 2012 fall camp practices. Chip Kelly has made the decision for all practices to be closed to the media. Two a days started this last Saturday with players and coaches citing controlled hitting to limit or prevent injuries. Colt Lyerla, the projected TE starter going into this season , has been a no show to camp. Check out the state of the art social media center, the Quackcave.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about the wide receiver position at the University of Oregon heading into the 2012 season. The Ducks are likely to establish a wide receiver committee early in the year, but there are a handful of players who must step up to separate themselves from the pack during the 2012 season. Players included in this list are Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, and B.J. Kelley.
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 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 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.