This weekend isn't just a big one for the men's basketball team, players like Marcus Mariota and Jake Fisher will be participating in the NFL combine, trying to convince potential employers why they should invest a draft pick on them.
Mariota had a little swagger behind him during his press conference interview. The 2014 Heisman winner even said that he thought he was the best quarterback in the draft. FINALLY! The humble Duck gave an answer that wasn't "that isn't for me to decide." Mariota wasn't cocky about it either, he said from a competitors standup he believes he is the best. He also said that one of the biggest differences that he will have to adjust to is being in a huddle. All it takes is one team to believe that Mariota is their guy, which ever team takes a chance on him won't be disappointed.
The Ducks won 3-1 last night in their home opener. Cole Irvin is still under a pitch count restriction and gave up one run while starting against NMSU. Freshman David Peterson will get the start for Oregon tonight against NMSU and the first pitch will be thrown at 6 p.m.
It isn't a surprise that analysts and college basketball experts are picking the Ducks to lose to No. 9 Utah. Utah is very good and they are a lot bigger than the Ducks. Altman knows this, the team knows this, the fans know this. Oregon is going to have to rebound the basketball, the Ducks were lucky to beat Colorado considering that the Buffaloes had 20 offensive rebounds compared to Oregon's 12. I think Oregon can win this game because the last two seasons the Ducks have had a marquee upset at MKA, just ask Arizona about their visits to Eugene in 2013 and 2012.
Have you ever wondered what a college student would do with millions of dollars? Well you can find out what Addison would do with the money and more throughout Andrew Greif's video interview with the Oregon receiver.
Tweets of the Day
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mariota absolutely killing it in combine interview process. Told he is as/more impressive than R.Wilson was, which is significant.</p>— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/LRiddickESPN/status/568446982701719552">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oregon?src=hash">#Oregon</a> OT Jake Fisher expecting big things from Tyler Johnstone coming off injury. "He's up to 305 now and has such great feet & agility."</p>— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/568823040336744448">February 20, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>