Oregon Ducks Articles

Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Oregon ran away with the Pac-12 North last year, winning all but one of its conference games. This season the Ducks will be without Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, but head coach Mark Helfrich does have options to try and replace him....
Matt Josephs
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Cal Golden Bears
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Blake Countess
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. ...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
USC Trojans
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Arizona Wildcats
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Everett Golson
Transfers are a big part of any college football season. And over the last few seasons, graduate transfers have become a bigger part of the offseason player movement landscape. However, taking a transfer (graduate or four-year) isn’t...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Anu Solomon
The Pac-12 is one of college football’s top conferences for offense, and the league is loaded with talent headed into 2015. Even with Marcus Mariota leaving Oregon, there’s no shortage of proven options at quarterback, and the skill...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Devontae Booker
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second,...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
LSU Tigers
The Athlon Sports college football preseason Top 25 countdown starts on Wednesday. Predicting college football is an inexact science that’s more difficult to pinpoint than any other sport due to roster turnover, as well as the volatility...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
How does a program react to a historic season that includes a win in the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Pac-12 Conference championship and a Heisman Trophy? “Initially, a lot of tears,” Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said,...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Todd Graham
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Oregon is set to close spring practice with its final scrimmage of the season on Saturday. It’s a big spring in Eugene, as the Ducks are looking for a replacement for Marcus Mariota, as well as searching for new starters on defense....
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Cody Kessler
Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 as another deep year for signal-callers on the West Coast. USC’s Cody Kessler leads the way in our quarterback rankings, but California’s Jared Goff is a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Washington Huskies
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town?...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray isn't in Dallas any longer but Jerry Jones is clearly thinking Super Bowl still. He's assembled a roster that appears poised to make a deep postseason run and finish what it couldn't a year ago. The Cowboys have...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Oregon enters a season after losing in the national title game for the second time in six years. This time, Mark Helfrich has to rebuild without the best player in school history. While finding a replacement for Marcus Mariota is critical, it...
Braden Gall
4 months ago

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