The freshman beat out Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall to be the Ducks' starter en route to the first 1,000-yard rushing season for a freshman in Oregon history. His athleticism and sheer power (seriously, he’s built like a truck) demolished opponents as he rushed for 5.51 yards per carry against Pac-12 opponents. In conference play, Freeman converted 46.4 percent of his third-down rushes and 100 percent of his fourth-down rushes. Only 24 of his 202 Pac-12 rushes went for zero or negative yardage.
■ Rob Moseley talks about replacing Marcus Mariota and Mark Helfrich recaps the 2014/15 season during his press conference yesterday.
■ Ted Miller goes out on a limb when he makes his Pac-12 way-too-early 2015 bold predictions.
■ Andrew Nemec starts at #10 with his top ten Duck recruits, James Locke.
■ D1baseball.com has Oregon ranked at #22 on their preseason top 25.
■ David Piper @ATQ says one thing is crystal clear, Mark Helfrich is our guy.
■ Dale Newton believes Darron Thomas might be the most under-appreciated QB in Duck history.