Oregon Rumors & News

  • Former Oregon Ducks Quarterback Morgan Mahalak Transfers to Towson

    Addicted to Quack "Morgan Mahalak's career with the Oregon Ducks is over as he takes his talents to the east coast. Mahalak will transfer to Towson, an FCS school in Maryland, per several media outlets. Mahalak was a four-star recruit and the fifth-ranked dual-threat quarterback of the 2014 class. " February 09

  • Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner to retire from football

    Oregonian "On Wednesday, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was vague when asked about running back Thomas Tyner's availability for the Ducks' upcoming spring practices. Two days later, it's clear: Tyner, the former five-star recruit who set Oregon prep rushing records at Aloha High School, is taking a medical..." February 06

  • Quarterback Morgan Mahalak will transfer from Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Morgan Mahalak, the once-heralded four-star recruit who some suggested could be the heir to the Marcus Mariota throne, has decided to transfer from Oregon. Mahalak had initially asked for his release from Oregon last month and the redshirt freshman made it official on Tuesday with a post to..." February 03

  • Eddie McDoom, four-star receiver, decommits from Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Florida receiver Eddie McDoom decommitted from the Oregon Ducks on Sunday evening, a decision that comes one month after his verbal commitment. McDoom is rated a four-star receiver by ESPN and played in the Under Armour All-America game on Jan. 2, where he scored a touchdown and wished the..." January 18

  • Oregon hires ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke as defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "After spending one year as a college football analyst, former Michigan coach Brady Hoke will return to the sidelines as Oregon's defensive coordinator. Hoke joins a staff that still includes Don Pellum, the team's defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. Mark Helfrich announced a change..." January 17

  • Ducks receiver Bralon Addison declares for NFL draft

    Oregonian "Oregon's Bralon Addison is forgoing his senior season to declare for the NFL draft, the receiver announced Monday. One year after recovering from a torn ACL suffered in spring practices that forced him to sit out the entire 2014 season, Addison became a second-team All-Pac-12 selection after..." January 04

  • Oregon promotes Matt Lubick to be Ducks' offensive coordinator

    Oregonian "When Matt Lubick was mulling whether or not to accept an Oregon job offer in 2013 after three successful years at Duke, he was nervous about becoming the new guy on a staff with some of the deepest ties in college football. It appears any worries were unfounded. Three seasons later, Lubick..." January 01

  • Coveted FCS QB Dakota Prukop picks Oregon over Alabama

    Fox Sports "Montana State's star QB Dakota Prukop, who already graduated this month and will be eligible to transfer and play immediately in 2016, will play for Oregon, he told FOX Sports Tuesday. Prukop visited Oregon earlier last weekend and then took a red-eye flight Saturday night from Portland, Ore., to..." December 16

  • Coveted FCS QB Prukop to pick between Ducks, Tide on Monday

    Fox Sports - College Football "Montana State's star QB Dakota Prukop, who is expected to graduate this month and will be eligible to transfer and play immediately in 2016 — will decide between Oregon and Alabama on Monday afternoon, he told FOX Sports Sunday night. Prukop visited Oregon earlier this weekend and then took a..." December 14

  • Eddie McDoom commits to Oregon Ducks over Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Ohio State and others

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks hosted several exciting prospects this weekend, including potential Montana State transfer quarterback Dakota Prukop and Ohio State dual-threat signal-caller commit Tristen Wallace, and didn't have to wait long for a return, as 247Sports three-star wide receiver Eddie McDoom..." December 14

  • 4-star QB Tristen Wallace flips to Oregon from Ohio State

    The Score "Ohio State's loss is Oregon's win, as four-star quarterback Tristen Wallace has flipped his commitment to the Ducks." December 14

  • Oregon's interest in QB Dakota Prukop expected but alarming

    CSN Northwest "That Oregon has interest in adding another transfer quarterback should be expected. That Oregon feels the need to do so is alarming. Clearly the Ducks are failing miserably to recruit and develop young quarterbacks for the post-Marcus Mariota era. According to multiple reports, Montana..." December 10

  • The next Vernon Adams? Talented Montana St. QB Prukop eyes move to FBS

    Fox Sports - College Football "Last year, it was Vernon Adams. This winter, another gifted dual-threat QB from the Big Sky Conference could be transferring up to the FBS level and joining a powerhouse program. Montana State's Dakota Prukop — a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who is expected to graduate this month and will be eligible..." December 09

  • UCF set to hire Oregon OC Scott Frost to replace George O'Leary

    CBS Sports "UCF will name Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost its next head coach, according to CBS Sports' Ryan Bass. Frost has received attention as a potential head coach since he began calling plays for the Ducks in 2013. Syracuse was mentioned a school reportedly interested in Frost to replace..." December 01

  • As Oregon awaits a healed Vernon Adams Jr., it doesn't rule out more two-quarterback rotation

    Oregonian "The numbers that mattered most Saturday evening at Folsom Field were Oregon 41, Colorado 24. But the most-scrutinized numbers this upcoming week, as the Ducks prepare to host Washington State at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be seven and eight. Quarterback Jeff Lockie started and played seven..." October 05

  • Oregon, Oregon State will honor shooting victims with helmet decals

    ESPN "The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have added decals to the backs of their helmets to honor the Umpqua Community College shooting victims. At least nine students were reportedly killed and several more injured at the community college on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on..." October 03

  • Ekpre-Olomu expected to be first to collect on loss of draft value insurance

    CBS Sports "Former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to be the first player to collect on a loss of draft value insurance, according to the man who underwrote the policy. Keith Lerner told CBS Sports Thursday night that Ekpre-Olomu is in the process of collecting a $3 million claim after..." October 02

  • Electric Oregon WR Byron Marshall (leg) feared out for the season

    CBS Sports "A nightmare week for Oregon has gotten worse, with the Ducks losing their best skill position player to an injury that reportedly could be season-ending. Marshall left the game in the second half of Oregon's home loss to Utah with an apparent lower leg injury. He was carted off to the locker..." September 30

  • What the hell happened to the Oregon Ducks?

    SB Nation "Of all of the major American sports, college football is the most predictable. It is more staid than even Major League Baseball, which fields teams with drastic money differences. In college football, great teams usually remain great, and bad teams usually remain bad. There are shifts every..." September 28

  • Vernon Adams Jr. confirms broken finger, calls himself a game time decision

    Oregonian "Vernon Adams Jr. wasn't at 100 percent against Michigan State, and on Wednesday the senior quarterback elaborated. The index finger on his throwing hand is broken, Adams confirmed, and he received a cortisone shot before the Oregon Ducks played the Spartans. When asked if he would play..." September 17

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. playing with broken index finger

    CSN Northwest "Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has a broken right index finger on his throwing hand, multiple sources told CSN, and it will likely bother him for several weeks. The injury, suffered in the season opener, made it difficult for Adams to grip and throw the ball during the team's 31-28 loss..." September 15

  • Source: Vernon Adams Jr. dealing with index finger injury

    ESPN "Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who was knocked out of last week's season opener after taking a hard hit in the fourth quarter, also is dealing with an injured index finger on his throwing hand, a source told ESPN. Adams has been icing his hand, according to the source, and intends to play..." September 12

  • John Kreifels suspended for hit on Oregon QB Vernon Adams

    ESPN "Eastern Washington has suspended roverback John Kreifels for Saturday's game at Northern Iowa following his ejection from the Eagles' season-opening loss against Oregon, coach Beau Baldwin said Tuesday. Kreifels delivered a late hit to the head of Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. as Adams..." September 09

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams leaves game after hit to head, 'feeling good'

    CBS Sports "There was a lot of hype surrounding Vernon Adams Jr.'s first start with the Oregon Ducks after he transferred in from Eastern Washington. Adams' first game with the Ducks came against his former team and in the fourth quarter he took a helmet-to-helmet shot as he was sliding to the ground after..." September 06

  • Oregon lists transfer QB Vernon Adams as starter on Week 1 depth chart

    CBS Sports "Just two weeks ago Vernon Adams was waiting for the results of his final test at Eastern Washington to determine whether he would graduate and be able to complete his transfer to Oregon. Now, after just two weeks in Eugene, Adams is listed as the starting quarterback for the Ducks in the most..." August 28

  • Oregon's QB job doesn't belong to Vernon Adams ... yet

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Vernon Adams may have passed his math test to officially join the Oregon Ducks last week, but that doesn’t mean the starting quarterback role will be gifted to the highly touted transfer. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich told The Oregonian on Wednesday that Adams impressed the staff after Tuesday’s..." August 20

  • Oregon's battle to replace Marcus Mariota can now officially begin

    SB Nation "Happy Ducks! Graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams passed his final test at Eastern Washington and will be eligible for Oregon this season. He's expected to compete with junior Jeff Lockie, who's continued to gain experience in the system this offseason. The dual-threat should fit in..." August 16

  • Vernon Adams impresses in 1st Oregon practice session

    The Score "Vernon Adams wasn't allowed to talk to the media following his first practice with Oregon due to NCAA rules. Instead, he let his ability do the talking for him. "I was impressed. Some of the balls were just dimes," sophomore cornerback Arrion Springs said to reporters Friday. "Jesus Christ,..." August 15

  • Vernon Adams completes graduate transfer, can now practice with Ducks

    ESPN "Quarterback Vernon Adams completed his long-awaited graduate transfer to Oregon on Thursday and will report to the Ducks' fall camp after completing his final academic requirement from Eastern Washington. Adams was expected to be on campus in June, working out with the team and beginning his..." August 14

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    Lindsay Schnell @Lindsay_Schnell

    Just received word that Vernon Adams passed his math test. He's a Duck. #VernonWatch2015 over ... Let the QB competition commence!

  • Adams can’t return to EWU, Baldwin says

    The Spokesman-Review "Should Vernon Adams Jr. fail a crucial math test on Thursday, there’s no chance he can about-face and play for Eastern Washington, his former coach confirmed Wednesday morning. “It can’t be a revolving door,” EWU coach Beau Baldwin said on the first day of EWU practice. “We’ve kept a very good..." August 13

  • Oregon RB Thomas Tyner's father shoots down transfer theorists

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said Monday that running back Thomas Tyner was "not going to be in fall camp and his availability after that remains to be seen." By Tuesday, conspiracy theorists were speculating that Tyner, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, was a candidate to..." August 12

  • QB Vernon Adams' Oregon status hinges on EWU exam Thursday

    CBS Sports "Vernon Adams' arrival at Oregon has been delayed by the completion of a class at Eastern Washington; passing it is necessary for the quarterback's addition to the Ducks' 2015 roster as a graduate transfer. According to Sports Illustrated's Lindsey Schnell, who wrote a profile on Adams, he takes..." August 11

  • No update on Vernon Adams Jr.; Thomas Tyner isn't currently part of Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "When Oregon revealed its 103-player roster Monday morning, transfer quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was not on it. But he's expected to join the roster later in fall camp, perhaps even later this week. "Nothing has changed," third-year Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said of Adams, who is awaiting..." August 11

  • Oregon running back Thomas Tyner out for season following shoulder surgery

    CSN Northwest "Oregon running back Thomas Tyner will miss the 2015 season after having successful shoulder surgery on Friday, according to his father, John Tyner. The junior former five-star recruit out of Aloha High School rushed for 573 yards and five touchdowns last season as the primary backup to Royce..." August 09

  • Quarterback Vernon Adams admitted at Oregon and can enroll with Ducks

    Oregonian "Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.'s six-month journey from Cheney, Washington, to the University of Oregon football team is one step closer to completion. Adams has been admitted and is eligible to enroll in Oregon's graduate school, according to the UO registrar. The former Eastern Washington..." July 06

  • Academic leaders question Oregon’s football budget

    College Football Talk "We all have come to a pretty general understanding that sports drives revenue for universities, with football bringing the most money into the university. No athletic program generates as much income as Oregon (thanks Nike!), but academic leaders in Eugene would like to see more of that money be..." June 30

  • Former Duck Jamal Prater to play final year at FCS Hampton

    College Football Talk "As has been the case myriad times this offseason — and offseasons over the past several years for that matter — an FBS player has decided to conclude his playing career at a level other than the one where he started. The latest is erstwhile Oregon offensive lineman Jamal Prater, who took to..." June 23

  • UH receiver Chance Allen will be eligible to play this fall

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston wide receiver Chance Allen, a transfer from Oregon, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately this fall for the Cougars. Allen, an Elkins graduate, will have two years of eligibility remaining at UH after spending three seasons,..." June 04

  • Matt Hegarty, Notre Dame offensive lineman transfer, joins Oregon

    Oregonian "Matt Hegarty, an offensive lineman who announced in March he would transfer from Notre Dame after completing his degree, will join the Oregon Ducks in 2015. The program welcomed Hegarty, from Aztec, New Mexico, in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Hegarty was a top-100..." May 26

  • Ifo Ekpre-Olomu set to collect on $3 million insurance policy

    NFL.com "Of all the NFL draft prospects who went to bed unchosen Friday night after the third round of the draft, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had to have slept the best. A former Oregon cornerback once considered a potential first-round pick, Ekpre-Olomu ended up being taken in the seventh round (No. 241 overall)..." May 03

  • Mark Helfrich says there's no timetable for Ducks to name starting quarterback

    Oregonian "On Thursday's Pac-12 coaches conference call, Mark Helfrich said there is no timetable for naming a starting quarterback for the Ducks. Not that anyone was expecting to hear different. While players like Jeff Lockie, Taylor Alie, Morgan Mahalak, Travis Jonsen and Ty Griffin have been..." May 03

  • Ducks’ probe of Colt Lyerla’s allegations finds no NCAA no-nos

    College Football Talk "Pardon me while I tidy up this bit of business from a few months ago. If you remember back to early September of last year, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla claimed in an interview that, during the recruiting process that led to him becoming a Duck, he “was promised a house, a car, all these..." April 29

  • Oregon is in limbo while waiting on Vernon Adams Jr.'s arrival

    Fox Sports "A solitary reminder of Oregon's triumphant 2014 season sits in somewhat lonely fashion atop a reception desk in the extravagant Hatfield-Dowlin football complex. It's a trophy from the College Football Playoff for the Ducks' semifinal win over Florida State at the Rose Bowl. That Oregon reached..." April 27

  • B.J. Kelley, Jamal Prater won't return for senior seasons with Oregon

    Oregonian "When Oregon gathers Tuesday for the first of its 15 spring football practices, two Ducks won't be joining. Offensive lineman Jamal Prater and receiver B.J. Kelley won't be back for their senior seasons in 2015, an Oregon spokesman confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Each was a backup at a..." March 27

  • Jeff Lockie has no plans to concede Oregon QB job to Vernon Adams

    CBS Sports "On an afternoon in mid-March, Jeff Lockie had just finished a final exam before sitting down for an interview as the quasi-face -- at least for now -- of Oregon quarterbacks. The exam dealt with the supply and demand of foreign currencies in relation to markets, including the gold..." March 23

  • Vernon Adams is a quarterback without a team — for now

    USA Today "Halfway through the workout, the receiver calls for a break. "Let me catch my breath," says Daniel Johnson, and for a few moments, he and Vernon Adams Jr. pause their organized game of catch. It is mild for this winter day on the northern edge of the Palouse, and when the sun was out..." March 03

  • Hawaii to play 3-game football series with Oregon

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii has signed to play a three-game football series with Oregon, the schools have confirmed. The Rainbow Warriors will play in Eugene in 2020 and 2023 and the Ducks will come to Aloha Stadium in 2024." March 01

  • Oregon targeted Vernon Adams Jr. over Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman has an excellent feature on Oregon transfer Vernon Adams Jr. up, which is well worth a read. There’s some interesting stuff in there — Adams’ decision to transfer from FCS side Eastern Washington to the No. 2 team in the nation wasn’t easy, and he’s training in a strip..." February 23

  • Vernon Adams: 'Butt-hurt' EWU teammates 'taped up my locker'

    CBS Sports "Not everyone took the Vernon Adams transfer decision well. The former Eastern Washington star told CBSSports.com earlier this week that he'd "heard" some of his FCS All-American honors had been removed from the Eagles' locker room -- where the future Oregon Ducks quarterback is no longer..." February 21

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