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Former Oregon Safety Jairus Byrd, Now With New Orleans, Could Return to Practice Soon #GoDucks #ProDucks #NFL

In the offseason Jairus Byrdwas among several former Oregon Ducks to switch teams in the NFL. After starting his career with the Buffalo Bills and becoming one of the better Safeties in the NFL, Byrd traded in his white Jersey for a Black one and signed with the New Orleans Saints in the offseason. During that time he also had back surgery in May to fix a disc issue. He attended the mandatory…

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Know the Opponent: ACC and Big XII

We’re back to combining conferences so that we can get through this before the season kickoff in just over a month. The next three schools we’re looking at are Boston College and Virginia from the ACC plus Texas of the Big XII.

UCLA will face Texas and new Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong in Arlington on Sept. 13. Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College Eagles – 7-6/4-4 ACC,…

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#Pac12 Media Days: Marcus Mariota and Derrick Malone Set the Stage for the 2014 Season #GoDucks #Pac12FB

Pac-12 Networks sat down with Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Linebacker Derrick Maloneon Wednesday entering the season as the pick to win the North Division and the Pac-12 Conference. Mariota talked about the pressure and ‘focusing on what we need to do and get better.” Mariota said he had a different focus as well, “to get my degree. That’s why we go to school as a student athlete, to get…

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Class of 2015: 3-Star QB Ty Griffin Joins His Brother RB Taj Griffin at Oregon #GoDucks #Pac12

On the first day of Pac-12 Media Days the Oregon Ducks received some good news concerning a recruit. We reported late last season that the brother of Oregon Commit Taj Griffin, Ty – who at the time was looking at leaving Georgia Tech, has in fact decided to join his brother and play in Eugene for the Oregon Ducks.He redshirted last season for the Yellow Jackets and will join Oregon as a member of…

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#Pac12 Media Days: Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich Ready for 2014 Season #GoDucks #Pac12FB

On Wednesday morning Pac-12 Media Days kicked off from Los Angeles California and to start the day the Media Poll for the upcoming season was released and the Oregon Ducks were the near unanimous pick to take the Pac-12 North Division and the Conference Title for the 2014 season. Coaches and players were interviewed by the media as Fall Camp is getting ever closer and Oregon Head Coach Mark…

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#Pac12 Media: Oregon Picked to Win Pac-12 North and Conference Title #GoDucks #Pac12FB

On the first day of two days of craziness in Los Angeles for Pac-12 Media Days, the Oregon Ducks were announced on the first day of the event as the Media’s Choice to win the North Division and also the Pac-12 Conference Title. It was the fourth year in a row that Oregon has been picked to win the Pac-12 North Division by the media and the fourth year out of five that Oregon was picked to win the…

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Know the Opponent: Independents #AutzenZooKTO

Next up are the schools without a home, otherwise known as the Independents. Army, BYU and Notre Dame are the three schools without a conference (yes, ND will play a heavy ACC schedule) that’ll face PAC-12 opponents.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and head coach Brian Kelly will face Arizona State, Stanford and USC in 2014. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There are a total of four…

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Bowl Projections: @JPPalmCBS Sees Oregon and Wisconsin in #FiestaBowl #GoDucks #Pac12

In the first year of the College Football Playoff the bowl picture will drastically shift from games that are important to now, four games that will become the most important with other games likely falling by the wayside. Two Bowl Games will feature teams looking for a National Title in the first year of the College Football Playoff. In the inaugural season the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl will hold…

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@ESPN Sees Oregon Ducks As Most Efficient Offense for 2014 Season #GoDucks #Pac12

In May ESPN released their Power Football Index looking at quite a few factors they were able to breakdown key players in the 2014 College Football season and to no surprise the Florida State Seminoles came in at number one, with the Oregon Ducks on their heels at number two. In taking a closer look the folks at ESPN Insider projected the Oregon Ducks as the most efficient offense for the 2014…

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Class of 2015: 3-Star Safety Dylan Kane Commits to Oregon Ducks #GoDucks #Pac12

The University of Oregon has made somewhat of a habit of taking players from the State of Hawaii and turning them into quality players. Case and point. Several years ago the Oregon Ducks recruited a Quarterback named Marcus Mariotato turned out to be a star quarterback who will look to lead the Oregon Ducks this season to a spot in the College Football Playoff. Looking ahead to the Recruiting…

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Heisman Pundit Lists Oregon Ducks Wide Receiver Devon Allen Among Fastest for 2014

At the 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships two sport athlete Devon Allen showed off his speed and took the one-hundred ten meter hurdles in record time. For the second time in 2014 Allen has been named among the fastest athletes for the upcoming season and he has yet to set foot in a field. The folks atHeismanPundit have tallied the numbers and named Allen the third fastest player for the…

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Mariota and Winston Lead Player of the Year, QB of the Year Watch Lists #GoDucks #Pac12

The 2014 College Football season will begin in just over a month and already, as many predicted, the battle for player of the year in 2014 seems to be focusing in on two particular players. Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston. Entering the season it is clear that Winston had the better season in 2013, but he was also healthy. Mariota and Winston…

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Know the Opponent: AAC, CUSA, MAC and Sun Belt #AutzenZooKTO

We are now looking at Football Bowl Subdivision teams from here on out during our Know the Opponent series. The four schools that we’re looking at are Memphis, UTSA, UMASS and Georgia State which will appear on PAC-12 schedules this fall.

Larry Coker and his UTSA Roadrunners host Arizona on Thursday, September 4 at the Alamodome. Photo Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

With that let’s begin the…

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Two Oregon Ducks, Marshall and Tyner, Make @DoakWalkerAward Watch List #GoDucks #Pac12

Watch list week continues with more Oregon Ducks being named as contenders for end of season awards. On Thursday the Doak Walker Award Watch List was released, honoring the top running back in the nation. The Pac-12 Conference is well represented on the list and several teams have more than one player on the list including Oregon.

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Oregon Ducks Sophomore Thomas Tyner and Junior…

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Marcus Mariota, #Pac12 QB’s Highlight Davey O’Brien Watch List #GODucks

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota was added  to another watch list on Wednesday. The Davey O’Brien Award is given to the Natuon’s Best Quarterback. The Oregon QB will have some Pac-12 Conference Competition with UCLA signal caller Brett Hundley also on the list for the upcoming 2014 season. Other Pac-12 names to make the watch list include Washington State Quarterback Connor Halliday and Cal QB…

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