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National Signing Day: Oregon set to land another top-20 class (live updates)

It’s a day that is now garnering as much attention as the regular season. National Signing Day is taking place and a large quantity of high school seniors are signing off their commitment to play college football at a certain university. For Oregon, Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff expect …

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Four-star recruit Kirk Merritt commits to Oregon

Four-star Destrehan High School running back Kirk Merritt verbally committed to the University of Oregon on Monday. Merritt, the No. 4 ranked all-purpose running back from Destrehan, Louisiana, committed at a gathering in his hometown. Merritt has already had success in Oregon. At the Opening in Beaverton, Merritt wowed scouts by …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Kyler Murray sticks with Texas A&M, Tampa Bay "sets sights" on Marcus Mariota

– Five-star quarterback Kyler Murray reaffirmed his commitment to Texas A&M on Thursday. Following my heart… #GigEm — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 30, 2015 Murray told Gerry Hamilton of ESPN that his “heart is with Texas A&M.” Murray, the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the country, finished his career at …

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Five-star quarterback recruit Kyler Murray to receive in-home visit from Oregon

Five-star quarterback Kyler Murray, current Texas A&M commit, will receive a visit tonight from Oregon, according ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton. #ESPN300 No. 1 QB & #Gigem commit Kyler Murray in home visits: #Oregon tonight, #Gigem HC Kevin Sumlin Thurs & #Texas HC Charlie Strong Fri — Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) January 28, 2015 …

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Report: Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams to visit Oregon this weekend

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams will visit Oregon this weekend as a possible graduate transfer, according to multiple reports. The Oregonian’s Jen Beyrle was first to report the news. Sources: Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams to visit Oregon this weekend. — Jen Beyrle (@JenBeyrle) January 28, 2015 “They told me …

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Oregon football's Sam Kamp leaving program

Oregon defensive lineman Sam Kamp is graduating from the University of Oregon in the spring and leaving the program, the redshirt junior announced on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon. Kamp said the 2014-2015 Oregon football season was “an unforgettable finish to my athletic career” in the caption. “I’ll graduate this …

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Report: Marcus Mariota's younger brother Matthew will sign with Oregon

Matthew Mariota, the younger brother of former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, will sign a letter of intent to play for the Ducks, according to Rob DeMello of KHONews. Matthew Mariota (DE) little brother of Marcus Mariota will sign LOI to #Oregon at @PIAA_Hawaii Signing Day Event on Feb. 4 #808Represent — …

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Linebacker recruit Fotu Leiato commits to Oregon football

Fotu Leiato, a three-star linebacker recruit from Steilacoom, Washington, has committed to Oregon. The news was confirmed via Steilacoom coach William Garrow’s Twitter account. CONGRATS FOTU T LEIATO II – Committed to #Oregon @TJCotterill @jlieb24 @adamgorney @BrandonHuffman @Prehmmr247 pic.twitter.com/9H0HUhk3iM — Steilacoom Football (@SteilacoomFB) January 26, 2015 First reported by Oregon 247 …

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Kim: Marcus Mariota further laid the grounds for future ‘excellence’ and title hopes

“Mahalo, Marcus” were the final words spoken on Wednesday afternoon as Oregon bid farewell to the most storied quarterback in program history. Those two words couldn’t have been more fitting. Mariota, who is expected to be an early pick in the upcoming NFL draft, decided to forgo his senior year to pursue …

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Petition seeking retirement of Marcus Mariota's jersey surfaces online

A petition for Oregon to retire former quarterback Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 Ducks jersey has surfaced online. The petition, located on ipetitions.com, has 774 online signatures currently. Its goal is to reach 1,000. “(Mariota) has selflessly brought so much to the school and has held a special place in the …

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Q&A: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich addresses his team's offseason plans

Much of the news following the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship has revolved around the departures from the Oregon’s program. With Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead declaring for the NFL Draft, and three players announcing their decisions to transfer, the Ducks will have plenty of starting positions to address …

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Dominique Harrison to transfer from Oregon

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said on Monday that wide receiver Chance Allen, cornerback Stephen Amoako and cornerback Dominique Harrison all plan on transferring. It had been reported that both Allen and Amoako would transfer before Helfrich spoke during Monday’s press conference, however Harrison’s name had yet to be mentioned. Helfrich …

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Oregon's Stephen Amoako close to completing transfer to Illinois State

Per Matt Prehm of DuckTerritory, Oregon defensive back Stephen Amoako has decided to transfer and enroll at Illinois State. Currently, Amoako is listed as enrolled on Illinois State’s online registrar, while he is no longer listed on the University of Oregon registrar. Last spring, Oshay Dunmore, completed the transfer from Oregon to …

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Update: Chance Allen transferring to Houston to take care of his mom

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Chance Allen has been granted a full release to leave the program and will transfer, an Oregon official confirmed to Matt Prehm of 247Sports Saturday morning. According to Chance’s mom Alycia, his decision centered around coming back home to take care of her because she had recently undergone an undisclosed …

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Letters to the Emerald: Oregon fans share special Marcus Mariota memories

Marcus Mariota made his mark at the University of Oregon. He broke seemingly every quarterback record for the Ducks, won the Heisman trophy and led Oregon to a 36-5 record in his three yearsas. Off the field, Mariota tended to shy away from the spotlight. He wasn’t one to seek out …

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Ducks football fans say the journey matters more than the destination

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., Danielle Gann and her 5-year-old son Rylan stood on the side of the road, a few dozen feet away from the blue-tiled Eugene Airport sign. “You see that wing peeking out over that building, Rylan?” said Danielle, as she pointed off into the distance. …

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DeForest Buckner announces he will return to Oregon for senior season

Oregon junior defensive end DeForest Buckner announced Wednesday that he’ll return to school for his senior season. “After sitting down with my parents and weighing all the pros and cons, I have come to the conclusion that it is best for me to return to school for my senior year,” …

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Marcus Mariota enters NFL draft: Where does that leave Oregon?

To little surprise, three-year starter and Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota declared his entry into the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday. Mariota has been projected to go has high as No. 1. Where does this leave the Ducks? Well, it leaves them with three options –Jeff Lockie (redshirt sophomore), Morgan Mahalak (freshman) and Travis …

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#MahaloMarcus: Oregon fans and players react to Mariota decision

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota announced Wednesday morning that he’s leaving Oregon for the NFL. Appreciative fans and teammates were quick to wish the 2014 Heisman trophy winning quarterback, Mahalo. His head coach, Mark Helfrich, also weighed in on his personal Twitter: Thank you for redefining excellence. Mahalo, Marcus. #MahaloMarcus #WTD …

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to enter NFL draft

In a press release from the University of Oregon athletic department, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota announced that he’ll forego his final year of eligibility at Oregon and enter the draft. “After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 …

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Oregon football's Arik Armstead to enter NFL draft

Oregon junior defensive lineman Arik Armstead will forgo his senior season of eligibility with the Ducks and enter the NFL draft, the Oregon athletic department announced Tuesday. “After three years preparing with my teammates and coaches, I feel I’m ready to test myself at the next level,” Armstead told GoDucks.com. …

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Hoyt: 18 hours later, Oregon can appreciate the season it had

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tucked away in the back corner of the Oregon locker room last night at AT&T Stadium were the offensive lineman. The light was dimmed, and like a dark alley, reporters avoided going there to discuss Oregon’s 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the national championship. Most of …

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Ducks football team touches down in Oregon

The Oregon Ducks football team, fresh off their 42-20 loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game to the Ohio State Buckeyes, have returned to Oregon.

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National Championship: Oregon's defense creates havoc, has it shoved right back at them in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas – One particular sequence in Monday night’s College Football Playoff final seemed to define the Oregon defense this season. Trailing 21-10 and backed up in its own territory, the Ducks defense forced Cardale Jones and the Ohio State offense into a fourth-and-one. Ohio State opted to go for …

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Kim: Mariota and Grasu share one last moment that proves Oregon will be okay

ARLINGTON, Texas – Marcus Mariota slowly walked into the Oregon locker room wearing a traditional Hawaiian lei around his neck that was as decorated as his career – his parents had given one to him after their 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game at …

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Derrick Malone: "We've accomplished so much and no one can take that away from us"

ARLINGTON, Texas –  Derrick Malone sat between his locker about twenty minutes after his Oregon football career had ended. He sat there calm and reflective – a typical demeanor for the Ducks linebacker. For the second time in his collegiate career, he had missed out on a chance to hoist …

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National Championship: Oregon's offense loses its rhythm, suffers 42-20 loss to Ohio State

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three minutes into the game, it already looked like the previous nine that had come before it. The Ducks won the toss, elected to receive and methodically marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. …

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Oregon misses its shot at College Football Playoff title trophy

ARLINGTON, Texas – The mood in the Oregon locker room following its 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was understandable. Hugs were given, tears were shed, final words were exchanged as the team struggled to fully acknowledge what had just transpired at AT&T …

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