Quarterback Jeff Lockie speaks to the media on Sat. August 15, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon pleased with first scrimmage, still working out week one kinks

With a couple weeks remaining before its season opener against Eastern Washington, Oregon certainly has room to grow. The players know that and the coaching staff has continually preached that. That doesn’t, however, mean they don’t like what they saw in week one. Oregon concluded their first full pads scrimmage, Tuesday, and according …

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Offensive coordinator Scott Frost speaks to the media after practice on Aug. 17, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Take a knee: Scott Frost evaluates Vernon Adams, offense’s progress through fall camp

The second week of fall camp began on Monday with a full-pad practice. Offensive coordinator Scott Frost spoke to a group of reporters after practice and spoke highly of Jeff Lockie’s continued strong play and Vernon Adams’ ability to pick up parts of the offense rather quickly. Although Frost acknowledged …

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Offensive coordinator Scott Frost speaks to the media after practice on Aug. 17, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Video: Scott Frost ‘feels good’ about ongoing quarterback battle

Offensive coordinator Scott Frost speaks to the media about the state of the defense and the quarterback battle on Monday. Follow Samuel Marshall on Twitter @samwow55

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Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich during a home game at Autzen Stadium. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Quick Hits: Oregon football loses four-star receiver commit

– Top-rated class of 2016 receiver prospect Theo Howard unexpectedly decommitted from Oregon on Sunday. Howard had been an active peer recruiter for the Ducks, helping them land four-star cornerback Jared Mayden and four-star wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. – Jeff Lockie may have had his best practice of the year …

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Head coach Mark Helfrich speaks to the media on Saturday Aug. 15, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Practice recap: Jeff Lockie shines, Vernon Adams learns

The starting quarterback competition between Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams is officially underway. Saturday’s two-a-day practice wrapped up week one of fall camp, and was also Adams’ second day as a full participant. Head coach Mark Helfrich, who spoke to the media for the first time since Adams’ arrival, acknowledged …

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Quarterback Jeff Lockie speaks to the media on Sat. August 15, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Video: Week one of fall camp concludes for Oregon football

Listen to Jeff Lockie and Mark Helfrich talk about position changes as well as the highs and lows of camp as the first week of practice for Oregon football concludes. Read the practice recap here.

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The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the University of Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sept. 7, 2013.  It is the first time the Ducks faced an ACC opponent in program history. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)
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Take a knee: Defensive coordinator Don Pellum’s impressions of first full-pad practice

Defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke with the media after Thursday’s practice for the first time since Monday’s media day. While the main story of practice was Vernon Adams’ official arrival, Pellum and his defense paid little attention to it, instead focusing on the defense’s development on the first day of practice …

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Quarterback Vernon Adams leaving the field on his first day of practice on Aug. 14. (Samuel Marshall/Daily Emerald)
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Practice recap: Vernon Adams’ first practice with Oregon football

Less than 24 hours after finishing his final math class at Eastern Washington, Vernon Adams threw on pads and participated in his first Oregon football practice on Friday. Now, Adams is is faced with the difficult task of learning the offense in a three-week span before the Ducks open their season …

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Kim: Vernon Adams’ untimely arrival spawns locker room gut check

Until Thursday evening, Jeff Lockie was the guy. He was the guy who had built trust with his teammates over the years and learned a meticulous Oregon offense that takes tremendous time to fully maximize. Lockie was the guy that simply looked the part, a redshirt junior who patiently waited …

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Incoming graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams sticks around after practice while on his visit. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Breaking: Vernon Adams Jr. passes math final and is officially a Duck

Last night, Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. took to Instagram to express his frustration about how much attention he was receiving on the results of one last math test. To clarify: Adams needed to pass Thursday’s exam to complete his graduation and receive admittance into the University of Oregon. …

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Royce Freeman (#21) and Reggie Daniels (#8) exit practice on Thursday, August 13, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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No sign of Vernon Adams, but Bralon Addison and Royce Freeman give him advice

Vernon Adams took the final math test he needs to complete his transfer from Eastern Washington University to Oregon at 12:30 this afternoon. He said he would head straight to practice if he passed. There was no sign of Adams at the Ducks football complex. “I’m working with the (quarterbacks) I have on …

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Scott Frost discussing the Oregon offense. (Samuel Marshall)
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Video: Oregon Ducks Football Fall Camp August 13, 2015

Day 4 of fall camp for the Ducks concludes, and still no sign for possible transfer Vernon Adams Jr. Listen to Scott Frost, Royce Freeman, and Tyson Coleman discuss how the team is progressing.

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DuckSeason: The legend of Vernon Adams Jr. didn’t start at Eastern Washington

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. Since Feb. 9, an aura has been floating around Oregon football and those who follow the team …

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Gary Campbell, assistant coach for Oregon Ducks Football, speaking with the media on August 12, 2015 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Video: Oregon Ducks Football Fall Camp Recap: Aug. 12

Listen to Gary Campbell, Tony Brooks-James, Jeff Lockie and Byron Marshall talk about day three of Oregon Ducks football fall camp. Read Hayden Kim’s article about the practice here.

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The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 19, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)
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Practice recap: Byron Marshall not working out with running backs

Tomorrow, the world can finally put to rest whether or not Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. will be a Duck. Adams, who originally planned on participating in summer workouts back in June, will need to pass one last math test to join the team for Thursday’s practice. The hour-long test …

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Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich talks to a scout while watching drills. Oregon’s 2015 class of draft-eligible athletes look to impress NFL scouts during Pro Day at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene, Oregon on March 12, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Practice Recap: Oregon offense will “experiment” in fall camp

The 2015 Oregon Ducks football season has officially begun. The Ducks held their first official practice in helmets and shorts Monday at Autzen Stadium. Although they won’t don shoulder pads until Wednesday and full pads until Friday, new and returning Ducks set out to make strong impressions on the coaching staff during walk-throughs. …

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Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen (5) pushes off of a Michigan State defensive player in the second quarter. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 6, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Bralon Addison reflects on ACL injury, update on Devon Allen’s knee

When receiver Bralon Addison tore his ACL during spring practice 16 months ago, he simply tweeted, “Life is tough man.” After posting 890 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, the injury cost Addison the entire 2014 season. With time to reflect, however, he found a silver lining to the injury. …

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Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeff Lockie (17) warms up his throwing arm. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks played the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington on Sept. 20, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Kim: Vernon Adams Jr., Jeff Lockie have opportunity of a lifetime

Heading into fall camp, most of the conversation surrounding Oregon football will be about the competition between the late arrival of Vernon Adams Jr. and seasoned backup Jeff Lockie. For the field general that earns the job, a rare opportunity will await him — one that doesn’t come around very …

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"People want to call it a system, or however you want to spin it, but coach (Mark) Helfrich and (offensive coordinator Scott Frost) run a good offense," Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie said.  (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Duck Season: Previewing the quarterbacks

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Thomas Tyner attempts to evade Ohio State tacklers in the national championship game on Jan. 14 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Reports: Oregon running back Thomas Tyner likely out for season after shoulder surgery

Update: John Tyner actually told Fentress that he will “likely” be out for the season, according to the Oregonian/OregonLive’s Andrew Greif: Spoke with John Tyner, as well, who said what he’s told @AaronJFentress: Thomas Tyner “likely” out for the year, left shoulder. — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) August 9, 2015 Tyner …

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Aidan Schneider (41) kicks off during a home game versus South Dakota on Aug. 30 at Autzen Stadium (Taylor Wilder/ Daily Emerald).
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Duck Season: Previewing the special teams

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Charles Nelson, a receiver last year, will compete for a cornerback spot in 2015-2016 (Ryan Kang/ Daily Emerald).
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Duck Season: Previewing the defensive backs

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Quick hits: Five-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey interested in Oregon football

– Tyjon Lindsey, a five-star wide receiver in the class of 2017 according to 247 Sports, has been offered a scholarship from the Ducks, he announced via Twitter: EXTREMELY BLESSED AND THANKFUL for the opportunity to have been offered by The University of Oregon! #GoDucks💚💛 pic.twitter.com/6rE60vjbSf — T-wayne Lindsey #25 …

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Oregon's offensive line took a hit in the offseason when Hroniss Grasu, Jake Fisher, Hroniss Grasu and Andre Yruretagoyena all left the team.
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Duck Season: Previewing the offensive line

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Thomas Tyner attempts to evade Ohio State tacklers in the national championship game on Jan. 14 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Duck Season: Previewing the running backs

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Michael Schill, the newly announced president of the University of Oregon, participates in a news conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. (Charlie Litchfield/University of Oregon)
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Quick Hits: Survivor of alleged sexual assault and UO reach settlement, Mariota trophy unveiled

– University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in an email sent campus-wide Tuesday that the university and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault have settled their Title IX lawsuit. The alleged sexual assault involved three Oregon men’s basketball players who were subsequently kicked off the team and banned …

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Darren Carrington dives to make a catch in a home game versus Arizona last season (Taylor Wilder/ Daily Emerald).
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Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Pharoah Brown celebrates after making a catch in a home game versus Washington last year (Taylor Wilder/ Daily Emerald).
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DuckSeason: Previewing the tight ends

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich during a home game at Autzen Stadium. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Quick hits: Helfrich talks random drug testing, mistakes in national championship loss

– Head coach Mark Helfrich claimed Oregon was the only College Football Playoff team that received random drug testing from the NCAA leading up to the postseason. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports otherwise. Wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended for the 2014 national title game after a breakout performance in the Ducks’ Rose …

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4 out of 5 enrolled students at the UO won't be able to get their coveted, Ducks football tickets from the lottery. (Jack Graham/Emerald)
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Only 21 percent of enrolled UO students will get football tickets from the lottery each game

The state of University of Oregon student tickets for the 2015-2016 football season is no longer in flux. The ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee’s (ACFC) long-awaited agreement with athletic department over student ticket allotment will be finalized within the next week, ASUO Finance Director Shawn Stevenson said. The end …

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