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  1. Preseason position reviews: Quarterback

    Ted Miller

    It's time to start our preseason position reviews. Please, hold your applause until we are finished. Here's how we do this: We provide three evaluative categories: "Great shape," "Good shape" and "We'll see." Hint: You'd prefer your team to be ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Mailbag: Oregon is doomed (again)

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Nick from Washington, D.C., writes: Okay So Marcus Mariota is obviously the man in college football. Heisman front-runner, keys to the Oregon offensive castle, clearly an A-list ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. Hundley, UCLA ready for star turn

    Ted Miller

    Since his sophomore year of high school, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has engaged in a symbolic ritual. Just before the first whistle of preseason football practices, he stows his trophies, awards and press clippings away from sight. "I'd take a...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Heisman shaft for Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    The hits keep coming for the Pac-12. First, the nation's deepest and most ambitious conference in terms of scheduling gets just one BCS bowl team. Then it doesn't have a Heisman Trophy finalist, even with two candidates who are superior to the player...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Mariota return makes Ducks Pac-12 favorite

    Ted Miller

    After a trying second half of the season, Christmas came early for Oregon coach Mark Helfrich when quarterback Marcus Mariota announced Tuesday that he would return for his redshirt junior season instead of entering the NFL draft, in which he almost ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Aliotti's defense again quietly excelling

    Ted Miller

    Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is pleased. It has just been noted to him that his Ducks showcased brilliant coverage in the secondary during their 45-24 win at Washington. It's the same observation that had been made by Huskies coach Steve...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  7. Barkley's draft tumble just part of process

    Ted Miller

    When something seemingly loud happens, we can't help but stare. The momentum of attention, which of course can be monetized by the media, creates a hungry void that is filled with endless analysis. The end-result is a suffusion of broad statements of...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Even without Kelly, Oregon aims for No. 1

    Ted Miller

    On Jan. 4, Oregon, fresh off its second consecutive BCS bowl victory, was at an all-time high. Then, while riding that wave of emotion, it watched Chip Kelly transformed into Hamlet -- "To go or not to go, that is the question..." Kelly was certai...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. Helfrich's Oregon staff complete

    Ted Miller

    With the hiring of Ron Aiken as defensive line coach and the promotion of Scott Frost to offensive coordinator, Oregon has completed the post-Chip Kelly coaching staff under Mark Helfrich. Good hires. And both coaches inherit loaded decks. Fros...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  10. Kelly's NFL courtship over, at least for now

    Ted Miller

    Chip Kelly was gone, off to the NFL. It was Cleveland. Then Philly. And then he wasn't. Kelly's second deep NFL flirtation -- recall last winter's "did-he-or-didn't-he?" with Tampa Bay -- ended with him back at Oregon, back atop the Pac-12's prese...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  11. Oregon triumphs, awaits Kelly's NFL call

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Oregon Ducks donned new T-shirts after their 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Totitos Fiesta Bowl. "Won the Day" those shirts said, obviously playing off the program's mantra under Chip Kelly: Win the day. Oregon certa...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  12. College football -- Lots of star power returning in 2012

    Ted Miller

    Not every top player picked the NFL over staying in school. Getting another shot at the Heisman Trophy and a better spot in the draft are among the reasons some elite players are back.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  13. Pac-12 teams left in the lurch

    Ted Miller

    Our theme today, as part of our "Love to hate" week at ESPN.com, is "Left in the lurch." This is about coaches who bailed out on a Pac-12 program at an unexpected or awkward time. We're not including Urban Meyer leaving Utah for Florida or Jim Harbau...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Competition on: Bennett vs. Mariota

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- While Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas' decision to enter the NFL draft a year early shocked many outside the football program, it didn't surprise many of those close to him, including his fellow Ducks quarterbacks. Thomas had brought...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  15. Stanford leads Pac-12 in mock NFL draft

    Ted Miller

    Stanford's recent success just about Andrew Luck? That's just silly talk. If ESPN NFL draft guru Todd McShay is on target with his mock 2012 NFL draft, plenty of evidence to the contrary will be produced on draft day. McShay projects that Luck w...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  16. LaMichael James to enter draft

    Ted Miller

    As expected, Oregon junior running back LaMichael James will enter the NFL draft. James' decision was first reported by The Oregonian on Dec. 15. James, a 2010 Heisman Trophy finalist and Doak Walker Award winner, will finish his career as the ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012