NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP’s Sean Mannion, and on defense this week the entire Beaver defense, especially DJ Welch. Without any question Trevor Romaine deserves credit for his kicking.
NWSB Managing editor and Seattle Seahawks writer “Q” tells us what its going to take from Russell Wilson and the new QB era in Seattle to change how he feels about the uniform #3 and its history with the organization. From Rick Mirer to Jeff George, to Josh Brown the number hasn’t been to well kept. Russell Wilson is here to change that. He will lead the Seahawks to greatness. Just wait and see says Q.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his top reasons to love the breaking news of Russell Wilson being named the Seahawks starting QB in week 1 instead of Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson. His mobility has helped him extend plays and come through in a big way while his risk taking has been nothing but calculated brilliance. His big arm and worth ethic have driven him this far…
NWSB Managing editor and Seattle Seahawks blogger “Q” tells us about the news breaking tonight out of Seattle that Pete Carroll has picked rookie 3rd round pick out of Wisconsin Russell Wilson to be the Seahawks 2012 opening day starting quarterback. Matt Flynn missed most of last week’s practices with tendinitis in his elbow and did not play in the game against the Chiefs. That opened the door WIDE open for Wilson. Who slammed it shut.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jon Irwin tells us his top 5 matchups on the Beavers schedule for the 2012 season. September 8th, versus Wisconsin in 2012 represents OSU’s biggest out of conference stage, and another chance to prove they’re a strong football team. The last game of the season is always the biggest for OSU. The 2012 Civil War vs. Chip Kelly’s 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 [...]
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks 2012 third round draft choice. The Seahawks selected Russell Wilson – QB – Wisconsin. This was a surprise pick to many, but is guaranteed to bring one hell of a competition for the starting QB role in Seattle. Despite the knocks on his height, Wilson has defied the odds and excelled at 2 different schools under 2 different styles of offense.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington State Cougars head basketball coach Dick Bennett. Insider Steve one of our Washington St. Cougars bloggers points out his Cougs career started in 2003, and he was there until 2006. The first order of business for Bennett and his WSU coaching staff was changing the culture and identity of Cougars basketball.
With 2 long passes, Russell Wilson moved the Wisconsin Badgers to the Oregon 25, but with 2 seconds left and no timeouts, he spiked it to set up a last-ditch heave to the end zone, but the clock hit zeros while he did it. The Oregon Ducks were 2012 Rose Bowl winners. Montee Ball rushed for 122 of his 164 yards in the first half for the Badgers. LaMichael James rushed for 159 yards and an early TD.
Q tells us Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly. Oregon’s incredible offense busted up Wisconsin Badgers and kept Montee Ball in check in the second half, and got into the record books on the way to the Ducks’ first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.
Ducks blogger the Crazy Quacker Travis Koehler tells us the Oregon Ducks restored some Pac-12 pride in the 2012 Rose Bowl by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday. It was yet another bowl game with not much defense being played by either team. LaMichael James ran for 159 yards and a score and Lavasier Tuinei caught two touchdown passes as the Ducks (12-2) piled up 621 yards against the No. 6 scoring defense in the country.
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.