Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison (2) shrugs off the tackle of a Michigan State defender. 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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Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison declares for NFL Draft

Redshirt junior Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison announced on Monday that he’ll forego his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. “[T]oday I am happy to announce that I will be foregoing my senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Addison said in a statement through the Oregon Athletic …

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Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeff Lockie (17) walks of the field after the game. 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. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Lack of quarterback depth may spell trouble for Ducks next season

The 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl was a gut-wrenching tale of two polar-opposite halves. The Oregon Ducks had racked up 376 yards of offense and led the TCU Horned Frogs 31-0 at halftime. In the second half, they gave up 31 points, scored none and amassed just 19 yards on 18 …

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TCU celebrates a their Valero Alamo Bowl comeback win. 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.  (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Vernon Adams leaves, and Oregon loses control of game in 47-41 loss

The Oregon offense was huddled near the sideline, moments away from the fourth quarter beginning, but Vernon Adams Jr. wasn’t the center man inside it. Instead he stood a couple paces away in street clothes, a headset adorned over his buzzed hair, staring aimlessly at the far end zone. A …

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (7) takes a selfie while riding on a river boat with the team. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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‘Forever Young’: For Darren Carrington, Alamo Bowl was more than a game

Instead of wearing his No. 7 jersey in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington donned No. 22 to pay tribute to his late best friend Markel Byrd, who died suddenly on Dec. 22 and wore No. 22 as a safety for the New Mexico Lobos. Although the Ducks …

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TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Bram Kohlhausen (6) has his pass blocked by Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman (33). 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: TCU completes the comeback, wins Valero Alamo Bowl in 3OT 47-41

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, taking a 31-0 lead heading into the break. It was far from over, though. …

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Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) points to the camera before the game. 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.
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Vernon Adams leaves Alamo Bowl after taking brutal hit, will not return

Vernon Adams Jr. was putting on a clinic in the first 15 minutes of the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl. By the end of the first quarter, Oregon led 21-0 and Adams had helped the Ducks amount 244 yards of offense. But, Adams suffered helmet-to-helmet contact with just under five minutes remaining …

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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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