Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Highlights: Most of the team periods were held at walk-through pace, though Tony Washington did show off impressive anticipation by jumping out and intercepting a screen pass with one hand in that format. … The most entertaining period thus was 7-on-7. Marcus Mariota peppered the ball around to Byron Marshall, Charles Nelson, Dwayne Stanford, Darren Carrington and Devon Allen. Jeff Lockie was throwing with Chance Allen, Johnathan Loyd, Koa Ka'ai and Johnny Mundt among others. … On the defensive field, Tyree Robinson tipped a pass away from a receiver and into the arms of Arrion Springs. A few minutes later, Robinson nearly had an interception of his own, but settled for another pass breakup. Ragin, Reggie Daniels and Dior Mathis also broke up passes.
■ Andrew Greif has a sneak peek at the Civil War and shares his personal memories of the past series.
■ Ken Goe looks at what the Civil War used to mean.
■ Thomas Tyner is apparently day-to-day because of lingering injuries.
■ Chantel Jennings talks about the O-line injuries this season.
■ Nathan Roholt reflects on the legend that is Marcus Mariota.
■ Dale Newton looks back on 30 years of Civil War history and doesn't expect any drama to unfold this year.
...Duck fans would be just as happy with another uneventful blowout. Nobody stealing the mascot or the head of Lee Corso, just some brisk early touchdown drives and no theatrics. Wrap things up early and clean. There’s a conference championship to play for and a final four berth. Business as usual would be just fine.
Monday, November 24, 2014
In his final game at Autzen Stadium (probably), Mariota turned in a typical performance: 24 for 32, 323 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and ran for 73 yards and another score on eight carries in a 44-10 victory over Colorado. His 42 touchdowns this year (passing and rushing), breaks Matt Barkley's single-season Pac-12 record from 2011.
■ Oregon remains at #3 in the latest AP poll.
■ Mark Helfrich's weekly press conference is now available.
■ Tyson Alger says it is time for the Jonathan Stewart comparisons when it comes to Royce Freeman.
■ Matt Hayes says Oregon is hitting its stride just at the right time.
■ Andrew Greif says Hamani Stevens seamlessly stepped in for Hroniss Grasu and the looks at the Civil War.
■ Dale Newton revisits the win over Colorado.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:29 AM