Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (22) warms up without his helmet on. The No. 15 Oregon Ducks face the No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs in the Valero Alamo Bowl at The Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 2, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Rapid Reaction: Oregon turns Alamo Bowl into offensive clinic, leads 31-0 at half

After just 10 minutes, the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl had all the signs of a bloodbath. With new offensive coordinator Matt Lubick calling the plays, the Ducks shredded the TCU defense for four touchdowns in the first half and entered halftime up 31-0. Defensive coordinator Don Pellum received a non-vote …

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Ceremonial football helmets and name plates for each coach sit out on the table before the start of the conference. Coaches Mark Helfrich and Gary Patterson address the media in the head coaches press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 1, 2016 .(Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Live Twitter coverage from 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl

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The view of the Alamodome from the north end. The Alamodome is prepared for Valero Alamo Bowl by its staff in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Roundtable: Predictions and analysis before Oregon faces TCU

SAN ANTONIO — It’s been a week involving added adversity for TCU. A group that has constantly been hobbled by injuries this season will be without its top playmaker after Trevone Boykin was arrested and suspended Thursday. It makes for an even tougher test for the Horned Frogs against Vernon …

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Mark Helfrich listens to a questions. Coaches Mark Helfrich and Gary Patterson address the media in the head coaches press conference on Jan. 1, 2016 . (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Q&A: Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson discuss plans for Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and TCU head coach Gary Patterson met with media on Friday in the final press conference before tomorrow’s Alamo Bowl. Helfrich announced wide receivers coach Matt Lubick will be Oregon’s new offensive coordinator going forward and will call the plays on Saturday. Patterson discussed his …

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Ceremonial helmets sit on the table before the start of the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Lubick promoted to offensive coordinator, TCU star quarterback suspended

SAN ANTONIO – TCU’s star quarterback was arrested and subsequently suspended Thursday. A day later, Oregon promoted wide receivers coach Matt Lubick to offensive coordinator. So yeah, it has been a rather full week of news as the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl between Oregon and TCU nears. Expected to be …

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True freshman Oregon RB Taj Griffin dives for the pylon in the third quarter. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks play the Georgia State Panthers in Eugene, Oregon on September 19, 2015. (Kyle Sandler/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Running backs

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s running backs. Oregon Oregon is consistently a …

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Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick speaks during a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Matt Lubick promoted to offensive coordinator, will call plays Saturday

SAN ANTONIO – Mark Helfrich said Matt Lubick will call offensive plays in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl Saturday and will assume the role of offensive coordinator going forward. Lubick, who joined the Oregon coaching staff in 2013 as the wide receivers coach, will call plays for the first time …

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TCU defensive back Josh Carraway speaks to the media during a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Haunted by consistent slate of injuries all year, TCU faces another setback

SAN ANTONIO — It’s clear that any school would be substantially downgraded by the suspension of a dual-threat quarterback who scored more than 40 touchdowns in a season. It is currently the hand TCU has been dealt as it prepares to face Oregon in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl Saturday. …

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Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum addresses the media during the press confrence. Player and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon discusses how game plan will be affected by Boykin’s absence

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon safety Charles Nelson was walking into a special teams meeting on Thursday morning and browsing Twitter when he first caught wind of TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s felony arrest and subsequent suspension from the Alamo Bowl for assaulting a police officer after a bar fight late last night. …

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Ceremonial helmets for the Alamo Bowl and TCU sit on the table after a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Social media reacts to Trevone Boykin’s arrest and suspension

SAN ANTONIO — TCU star quarterback was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony late last night for getting into a bar fight and subsequently striking a police officer, less than 72 hours prior to the Alamo Bowl between Oregon and TCU. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach released the police report. Preliminary …

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison (2) avoids two Oregon State defenders as he gets into the endzone to score. The No. 18 Oregon Ducks face the Oregon State Beavers in the Civil War at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 27, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Wide receivers

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s wide receivers. Oregon Oregon boasts a seemingly endless …

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Uncertainty looms large for TCU after Boykin’s suspension

SAN ANTONIO – Oklahoma cornerback Zach Sanchez provided gaudy praise for TCU’s most dangerous threat on offense this week. In the run-up to Oklahoma’s matchup with Deshaun Watson and Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Sanchez was asked to compare TCU’s Tevone Boykin to the Heisman Trophy finalist. But, Sanchez didn’t …

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Trevone Boykin suspended for Alamo Bowl, charged with third-degree felony

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been suspended for the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl. Boykin was arrested and charged with a felony after getting into a bar fight and then hitting a police officer early Thursday morning, according to ESPN. He was charged with assaulting a public servant and a third-degree felony. Boykin …

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Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick speaks during a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Matt Lubick enters potential ‘job audition’ comfortable and ready

SAN ANTONIO — Just a few days before Matt Lubick’s possible trial run for the Oregon offensive coordinator position he was introduced as “Sonny.” “My dad’s not here yet,” Lubick joked to the moderator as the Ducks’ offensive press conference began Wednesday. Sonny, Lubick’s dad, was the all-time winningest coach in Colorado State …

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Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone speaks to the media during a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Tyler Johnstone reflects on Oregon career leading up to Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO —When the Ducks played Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl two years ago, starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone fell to the turf in the second quarter after awkwardly planting his right foot as he shoved an opposing pass rusher. Johnstone missed the remainder of the game and later returned to the sideline …

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Oregon Ducks defensive back Arrion Springs (1) faces down Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Aaron Burbridge (16). The No. 7 Oregon Ducks travel to East Lansing, Michigan to do battle with the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans on September 12, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Secondary

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s secondary. Oregon The struggles of the Ducks’ …

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Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich shakes students hands before the game. The No. 23 Oregon Ducks face the No. 22 USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 21, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Quick Hits: Storylines we’re following as Alamo Bowl nears

– Oregon’s Alamo Bowl matchup against TCU appears to be the perfect consolation prize for the Ducks’ 2015 season. In addition, with the Ducks’ opponent being one who was predicted to be in the College Football Playoff, the Valero Alamo Bowl has all the ingredients to be an intriguing showdown Saturday.  …

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The Oregon Ducks huddle up during a timeout to regroup. The Oregon Ducks head south to face No. 7 Stanford in Palo Alto at Stanford Stadium on Nov. 7, 2015. (Kyle Sandler/Emerald)
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Not a playoff game, but Oregon-TCU has ingredients to be ‘a fun one’

A date against No. 11 TCU in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl looked to be the perfect consolation prize for Oregon’s season when it was announced in early December. Both the Horned Frogs and 15th ranked Ducks were preseason favorites to contend for the College Football Playoff. However, injuries appear to be …

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Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) reaches to block the pass of Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning (3). The unranked Oregon Ducks travel north in hopes of extending their 11 game win streak against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash. on Oct. 17, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Defensive line

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s defensive lines. Oregon Ducks defensive coaches instilled a …

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Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman (33) jumps to try and knock a pass out of the air. The No. 18 Oregon Ducks face the Oregon State Beavers in the Civil War at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 27, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Linebackers

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s linebackers.  Oregon Oregon boasted a rather deep …

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Oregon Ducks tight end Evan Baylis (81) gets around USC Trojans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (2). The No. 23 Oregon Ducks face the No. 22 USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 21, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Tight ends

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s tight ends. Oregon Evan Baylis, who’s pulled in …

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Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Matt Hegarty (72) prepares so snap the ball. The No. 7 Oregon Ducks open the season in a face-off with Eastern Washington at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on September 5, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Alamo Bowl position previews: Offensive line

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s offensive lines.  Oregon Led by senior left tackle …

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Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich makes a call before the game. The No. 18 Oregon Ducks face the Oregon State Beavers in the Civil War at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 27, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Texas to Montana to Oregon: Dakota Prukop appreciates the journey

It’s 5:20 on a Wednesday Hawaiian morning and Dakota Prukop’s mission to catch up on sleep is interrupted. He’s got a fresh brewed cup of coffee in hand as he calls in for an interview on the Dan Patrick Show — one of many interviews he’s done over the past week. “I’m not …

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The receiving and running back unit huddles before the game. The unranked Oregon Ducks travel north in hopes of extending their 11 game win streak against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash. on Oct. 17, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Conference releases 2016 football schedule

The Pac-12 Conference released the complete 2016 football schedule for all 12 schools on Tuesday. The Ducks will open their season with home games against UC Davis on Sept. 3 and Virgina on Sept. 10, before hitting the road for a showdown with Big Ten power Nebraska. It will be …

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Twitter reacts to reports that Dakota Prukop will transfer to Oregon

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is certainly taking an unconventional approach to recruiting. For the second consecutive season, the Ducks landed a commitment from a graduate-transfer quarterback from the FCS Big Sky conference. Montana State’s Dakota Prukop told Fox Sports Tuesday that he would spend his final year of eligibility …

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Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop will transfer to Oregon

The wait is over. Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop will transfer to Oregon, according to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Prukop was deciding between the Ducks or Alabama. His  decision marks the second consecutive season the Ducks landed a graduate transfer quarterback from the Big Sky Conference. The former Montana State signal-caller visited …

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