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Duck Season: Experience favors Vernon Adams in quarterback competition

**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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Duck Season: Quarterback competition is Jeff Lockie’s to lose

**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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Keanon Lowe and his ‘little brother’ Devon Allen shine in beginning stages of season

Keanon Lowe wasn’t going to revel in what the stat sheet may have said about his performance Saturday night, but there was no denying that the redshirt senior wide receiver had made his most lasting impact in a Ducks uniform. Lowe, a product of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, …

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Gameday: Tom Osborne likes the way Pharaoh Brown has played, but there’s more for the tight ends group to improve

For Oregon football, at least in recent memory, the tight end position has been one that has continually brought a high level of production to the offense. With guys like Ed Dickson and David Paulson, who were honored as first-team all-conference selections in back-to-back years, the Ducks had a firm security …

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Oregon overpowers Arkansas State in season opener

Oregon mowed down the Arkansas State Red Wolves 57-34 Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, behind stellar play from the usual suspects — running backs Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas and safety John Boyett — but it was Mariota’s three touchdowns and 200 yards in his first career start that fans will remember from this season opener.

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Duck Magazine: QB quick profiles

A look at each of Oregon’s signal callers entering the 2012 season.

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Duck Season Magazine: Wide receivers preview

For the second year in a row, Oregon’s wide receiving corps remain somewhat of a mystery.

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Duck Season Magazine: Special teams preview

Despite many ups and downs during a season filled with setbacks, most Oregon fans will remember Maldonado for the 37-yard field goal he missed against USC that could have sent the game to overtime.

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Duck Season Magazine: Tight ends preview

With three-year starter David Paulson graduated, sophomore Colt Lyerla is in line to take over at a position that’s been as important as any for the Ducks offensively.

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Duck Season Magazine: Linebackers preview

This may be Oregon’s most solidified position on offense or defense.

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Duck Season Magazine: Double truck: Oregon’s all-time great QBs

As most fervent fans know, Oregon isn’t renowned for producing outstanding quarterbacks on a consistent basis through its entire history. That being said, the program can lay claim to a respectable list of distinguished signal callers over the years. Here are some of the all-time greats to have suited up in the green and yellow.

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Duck Season Magazine: Defensive backs preview

With Cliff Harris conspicuously absent from last year’s defensive backfield, three true freshmen — Ekpre-Olomu, Hill and Mitchell – were thrown into significant roles. Surprisingly, the Ducks didn’t miss a beat, largely thanks to veteran leadership from Boyett and rover Eddie Pleasant, who graduated last spring.

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Duck Season Magazine: Lieberman: Drama of Bennett vs. Mariota destined to shadow Oregon program indefinitely

Quarterback competition can be seen as an asset — or first-class theatre that threatens to create a troubling distraction.

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Duck Season Magazine: Defensive line preview

The defensive front line will certainly miss departed seniors Terrell Turner and Brandon Hanna, but the “next-man-up” attitude on the offensive line also carries over here.

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Local boy style: Marcus Mariota has always led by example, and that won’t change as he fights for a starting job this fall

A short but distinguished high school playing career holds plenty of clues as to what fans might expect if and when Mariota is finally named Oregon’s starter.

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Duck Season Magazine: Running backs preview

There is no question that the loss of three-time all-conference running back LaMichael James will be felt in more ways than one when the 2012 season begins.

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Duck Season Magazine: Offensive line preview

Even York himself has professed to be surprised at how quickly he recovered from a devastating knee injury suffered in the Rose Bowl, and if all goes according to plan there’s reason to expect him to start opening weekend.

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Tips for a successful Autzen visit

Never been to Autzen Stadium? Follow these guidelines to maximize the experience.

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Rose Bowl matchup provides yet another challenge for Oregon's defensive unit

Quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Montee Ball form a duo that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly calls one of the best in the nation.

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LaMichael James not listed as Heisman finalist

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball are this year’s finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

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Harris: Oregon loss ruined special moment in Oregon football history

It will be another year without a National Championship for the Ducks and their fans, but that night we lost something even more meaningful — the ability to say we witnessed one of the greatest games in Oregon football history.

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Ducks climb to number four in BCS Standings

Saturday’s victory over then fourth-ranked Stanford put Oregon in the fourth spot right behind Alabama, Oklahoma State and LSU.

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Second-half surge leads No. 7 Oregon to 43-28 win over Washington State

Oregon used a 21-point third quarter to pull away from a physical Washington State team in the second half.

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Insane dedication: Safety John Boyett anchors Oregon's secondary

A starter since his freshman year, John Boyett brings a fierce presence to the Ducks’ defensive backfield.

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Clark: Darron Thomas shows more than athleticism in Arizona victory

Oregon’s Darron Thomas came out firing on Saturday, though not necessarily in the passing game.

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LaMichael James named Pac-12 player of the week

After a career-best performance in Oregon’s win over Arizona, LaMichael James earns some well deserved conference recognition.

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In record-setting night, LaMichael James leads Oregon to 56-31 victory over Arizona

James rushed for a school record 288 yards, helping Oregon to outgun Arizona in Tucson.

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A different breed: De'Anthony Thomas emerges as Oregon's next dazzling playmaker

Freshman running back De’Anthony Thomas brings the swagger of Southern California to Eugene.

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