SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 8:  wide receiver Dwayne Stanford #88 of the Oregon Ducks runs for a touchdown as defensive back Marcus Williams #20 of the Utah Utes tries to tackle him during the second half of an NCAA football game November 8, 2014 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Oregon defeated Utah 51-27. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Best Oregon receiver corps ever? The potential is mind-boggling

A couple of weeks ago on Comcast Sports Northwest Aaron Fentress made the bald assertion (his favorite kind) that this could be the best Oregon receiver group in school history. Statistically, he has a case. Consider the returning talent: Byron Marshall 74 1003 13.6 77 (TD) 6 Darren Carrington 37 704 19.0 64 4 Devon […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Running back Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks catches a pass to score a 70 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ducks depth at receiver unmatched in conference

by atvinton, DSH correspondent 2014 Season: Pac-12 First Team: Nelson Agholor (USC), Jaelen Strong (ASU) Second Team: Vince Mayle (WSU), Nelson Spruce (CU) Honorable Mention: Austin Hill (UA), Cayleb Jones (UA), Byron Marshall (UofO), Ty Montgomery (Furd), Jordan Payton (UCLA)   Who comes back in 2015: Nelson Spruce is the odds-on favorite to lead the […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: DeForest Buckner #44 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates in front of fans during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships against the Arizona Wildcats at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The defensive line will be just fine

For some fans it’s natural to be skeptical, because history has proved them right once too often. Images linger in their head like Michael Dyer running forever in the critical moment (God willed the replay official to go temporarily blind), or Ezekiel Elliott pounding for 177 yards before contact, or Toby Gerhart or Stepfan Taylor churning away […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. #3 of the Eastern Washington Eagles hands off to running back Quincy Forte #22 of the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

People with big dreams can accomplish big things

247 Sports does a great job of covering the Ducks, particularly in recruiting, and this week they had the money quote in an exclusive interview with Vernon Adams. They asked him about the competition with Jeff Lockie and he said: ” We know we’re going to be competing but we are going to be pushing each […]

EUGENE, OR - AUGUST 30:  Quarterback Jeff Lockie #17 of the Oregon Ducks scrambles against the South Dakota Coyotes at Autzen Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ducks cap great spring with the Jeff Lockie show, Mariota tribute

The last four Oregon quarterbacks produced outstanding results that the experts didn’t see coming. Dennis Dixon spent the summer playing baseball and Mike Bellotti wasn’t sure he’d beat out Brady Leaf in 2007. Jeremiah Masoli began the year fifth on the depth chart in 2008, a stumpy JC transfer from San Francisco City College running […]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 8:  Tight end Pharaoh Brown #85 of the Oregon Ducks catches a touchdown pass against the Utah Utes during the first half of an NCAA football game November 8, 2014 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Ducks stack up well to the conference at tight end

by atvinton, DSH contributing writer During the offseason, the days can get long without a few Ducks stories to pass the time. To make up for it, I’m going to attempt to look around the conference to see how Oregon’s players stack up, position by position. Today we start with tight ends. 2014 Season:  Pac-12 […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. #3 of the Eastern Washington Eagles rushes against the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

In Vernon Adams we trust. All others pay attention

Barring a misfortune or a miracle of development, Vernon Adams is going to start at quarterback for the Ducks this fall. He wasn’t promised that outright, but coaches wouldn’t have risked the disruption and distraction of bringing him to the program if they weren’t confident he’d win the job, and Adams would have chosen the […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Oregon Ducks fans react during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ducks making progress in spring, my golf swing, not so much

It’s amazing how many ways there are to hit a golf ball badly, how awkward a bad swing can feel, and how many hours of obsessive practice it takes to repair it. I’m currently on my third layer of thumb skin, but the swing is coming along. I can produce the results I want on […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Johnny Mundt #83 of the Oregon Ducks, Jake Pisarcik #76 of the Oregon Ducks and Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks celebrate a third quarter touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats during the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The spring practice Concern-O-Meter: offensive line

Manufactured in a Beaverton basement by a former engineer from Textronix, the Concern-O-Meter is a precision instrument, painstaking crafted to measure smoke, heat, hype, seismic vibrations, cosmic interventions, cheerleader hip swivels, coaching indigestion and 40 times to a thousandth of a second. It is calibrated and certified, inspected annually by the U.S. Department of Sports […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 24: Wide receiver Chris Harper #6 of the California Golden Bears catches a pass against safety Reggie Daniels #8 of the Oregon Ducks in the first quarter on October 24, 2014 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The spring practice Concern-O-Meter

In the spring of 1958 Ernest Hemingway gave an interview to George Plimpton of the Paris Review, who asked him about the novelist Graham Greene and what he said a writer most needed to succeed. The author of A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises  responded with his customary brusqueness. What a writer […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball in the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ducks turn page to spring with optimism and work to do

Oregon opened spring practice under a mix of sunshine and high clouds, with beat reporters getting to watch the first ten minutes. Conference titles aren’t won in the spring, but the 15 allowed practices set the tone and occasionally produce setbacks, like last spring when star returner and receiver Bralon Addison went down with an […]

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