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Oregon senior RB Royce Freeman ran for four touchdowns and 135 yards on 19 carries in a 48-28 clobbering of Arizona on Saturday.

Freeman passed Ladanian Tomlinson in this one to become tenth all-time in rushing yards in NCAA history. That's pretty good, and Freeman was better than pretty good against the Wildcats. The 6-foot, 230-pound bruiser showed his impressive power along with his speed to run over and past the Arizona defense. He'll go over 1,500 yards on the season to go along with his 14 touchdowns next week when the Ducks take on the Oregon State Beavers in the Civil War next week.
Nov 18 - 10:35 PM

Oregon redshirt senior DT Scott Pagano (foot) took reps with the second-team defense during Wednesday's practice.

Pagano hasn't played since suffering his shoulder injury on Oct. 14. Willie Taggart hasn't addressed his status, so Pagano's availability for Saturdy's game against Arizona remains unclear.
Nov 18 - 11:52 AM

Oregon junior RB Taj Griffin (ankle) was limited in practices this week.

Griffin was held out of drills to work with trainers on Tuesday and Thursday. Oregon hasn't officially addressed his availability for Saturday's night game against Arizona.
Nov 18 - 11:16 AM

Oregon redshirt junior RB Kani Benoit (ankle) has been limited in practices ahead of their tilt against Arizona.

Benoit has been Royce Freeman's primary backup this year, and has performed well in that spot, rushing for 451 yards on an average of 6.4 yards per carry. If Benoit isn't able to go -- and it sounds like he's questionable to face the Wildcats -- Tony Brooks-James will be the primary backup for Freeman.
Source: Oregon Live
Nov 17 - 8:16 PM

Oregon sophomore QB Justin Herbert (collarbone) will start against Arizona on Saturday.

This according to Brett McMurphy, formerly of ESPN. Herbert has been out since suffering a broken collarbone on Sept. 30. He's suited up for the past two games -- despite not entering -- and had an additional week to heal with Oregon on bye last week. The Ducks went 1-4 in games started by freshman backup Braxton Burmeister.
Nov 16 - 1:54 PM

Oregon sophomore QB Justin Herbert (collarbone) will undergo an x-ray on Thursday that will likely determine his availability for Arizona on Saturday.

"He is better than he was Monday, that's for sure," HC Willie Taggart said. "He's getting really close. Really close." Herbert continues to run with the first team offense in practice. The Ducks have gone 1-4 in games freshman backup Braxton Burmeister has started this season.
Source: 247 Sports
Nov 15 - 4:28 PM

Oregon senior LS Tanner Carew received an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Carew (6'1/242) has been a mainstay at long snapper since joining the Ducks back in 2014 and has started all four of his years with the team. If he's to see draft interest in the spring, it likely wouldn't come until the last few rounds.
Nov 14 - 10:11 PM

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart says sophomore QB Justin Herbert's collarbone is "healing really good."

Per Taggart, Herbert practiced well last week and again on Sunday. We think there's a really good chance that Herbert starts on Saturday against Arizona. He's now six-plus weeks out from his injury, which had a 4-6 week recovery timetable. Herbert was in uniform for the team's past two games, but didn't play. Oregon was on bye last week, giving him more time to heal.
Nov 13 - 3:59 PM

Yahoo's Pete Thamel reports Florida has already begun a "thorough vetting" of Chip Kelly.

"That includes calls to NFL executives to do general background on Kelly and exploration of his NCAA issues at Oregon," Thamel reports. Kelly is listed along with Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and UCF's Scott Frost as the top three candidates, but obviously Kelly is the one currently outside of coaching, although he is fantastic on ESPN. Frost actually worked under Kelly at Oregon from 2009-2012 as a receivers coach. Florida will play UCF in just a few weeks.
Source: Yahoo
Nov 13 - 9:54 AM

Oregon senior LB AJ Hotchkins will transfer as a graduate.

Hotchkins (5'11/230) will be eligible to play immediately with his new program in 2018. Earlier this week, the senior told The Oregonian that "I just thought it was best to grad transfer and pursue getting re-recruited." He has not played since September due to a season-ending ankle injury and will be taking a medical redshirt for the current campaign. Hotchkins made six career starts during his time with the Ducks.
Nov 8 - 9:54 PM

Oregon T Tyrell Crosby has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

Crosby has faced an up and down college career, namely dealing with a foot injury last season and went through concussion protocol this year. Crosby still has so much tape out there after forced into the starting lineup as a freshman and holding it down since, when healthy.
Nov 8 - 10:48 AM

Oregon senior RB Royce Freeman rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries in a 38-3 loss to Washington on Saturday.

Freeman was the only effective offensive player for the Ducks, and that somehow seems like an understatement. The 6-foot, 230-pound tailback was able to make the Huskies miss -- particularly early -- but the lack of a threat of a passing game from Oregon made those rushing yards go for not. The Ducks need Justin Herbert back. They take on Arizona next week.
Nov 5 - 1:19 AM

Oregon freshman QB Braxton Burmeister is starting against Washington.

There was some hope that Justin Herbert might be able to finally return from a broken collarbone on Saturday, but the Ducks are instead rolling with Burmeister once more. Oregon is off on bye next weekend and Herbert could well start after the break, when the Ducks take on Arizona on November 18.
Nov 4 - 10:36 PM

Oregon freshman QB Braxton Burmeister is warming up with starting center Jake Hanson ahead of the game against Washington Saturday.

This far from guarantees that Burmeister is going to start at quarterback against the Huskies, but it's certainly a step in that direction. THere has been some talk that Ducks QB Justin Herbert (collarbone) could return this week, but coach Willie Taggart has been adamant that they won't rush the sophomore quarterback into action.
Nov 4 - 9:20 PM

Oregon senior T Doug Brenner (hip) had surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

Brenner (6'2/280) has played in 40 games with the Ducks, often serving as the "sixth man" of the line. Oregon HC Willie Taggart said that the hip injury has bothered him all year, and he hasn't played since facing Cal on September 30. As a fifth-year senior, it likely ends his football player career.
Nov 2 - 10:35 PM


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