Oregon Duck Football

by Frank Baldwin December 14, 2015

BOWL GAMES 

 

The initial line in Las Vegas on Oregon - TCU favors neither team:

 

OREGON-TCU POINT SPREAD

TOTAL

BETONLINE.ag

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

5Dimes.eu

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

SportsBetting.ag

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

BOVADA.lv

EVEN

 

 

The same is true for Arizona State vs West Virginia - all even.

 

But every other PAC-12 team is favored against their opponents. That says something about the strength of the conference. Will this be proven when the games are played? Probably not, but a solid majority of the 10 teams involved should become winners.

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

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 committed Sunday morning.

The 6-foot, 170-pound pass-catcher, out of Winter Garden, Florida, held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and many others. While McDoom wasn't a four-star prospect, his offer sheet indicates he was a heavily-coveted wide receiver.

325shareThe 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 committed Sunday morniThe 6-foot, 170-pound pass-catcher, out of Winter Garden, Florida, held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and many others  While McDoom wasn't a four-star prospect, his offer sheet indicates he was a heavily-coveted wide receiver.

Here's what Scout.com had to say about his talents: 

"The 6-foot, 170-pound McDoom is a long-strider and big play waiting to happen not only at wide receiver, but also in the return game as well. McDoom does a good job of sticking his foot in the dirt and running crisp routes, while keeping the defender on their toes and not rounding off his routes."

"McDoom's nimble feet and burst of quickness allows him to create good separation when breaking off the line of scrimmage. The Florida native has the speed to get behind defenses, but really does his damage when working underneath and running jet sweeps and reverses as well. McDoom's at his best when tucking the football away and operating after the catch."

With the commitment, Oregon's recruiting class sits at 18 known pledges, including recently added offensive lineman Samuelu Poutasi, the younger younger of NFL offensive tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. 

By Andrew Nemec

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After 'phenomenal' visit with Oregon Ducks, Dakota Prukop to check out Alabama next

Few schools wooed quarterback Dakota Prukop out of high school in Austin, Texas. 

Now, for his final year of eligibility, the former Montana State QB has his pick of college football powers. 

After a two-day visit to Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Prukop is bound for Alabama on an official visit that came together after the Crimson Tide showed late, but robust, interest in the FCS quarterback who had 39 touchdowns in 2015 and owns a year of eligibility remaining.

Prukop, who graduated this week from Montana State and thus can play immediately at his future school, will choose Monday between the Ducks, Crimson Tide and Michigan, he said, with Texas still holding a bit of a shot as a hometown team. He wanted to visit Michigan but did not have enough time.

"Alabama kind of came in late," Prukop told The Oregonian/OregonLive. "It's Alabama, so I'm going to check it out. I'm excited to go see it." 

Prukop was scheduled to meet with coach Mark Helfrich on Thursday in Bozeman, Montana, but flight difficulties delayed their meeting until Friday in Eugene, he said. He left less than 48 hours later upbeat about where the Ducks could be in 2016, regardless of who becomes the next UO offensive coordinator. 

"Oregon was great," he said. "Oregon was phenomenal. It's an elite group of athletes but not only that, they've created a culture of winning and the guys are so focused on their big goals they want to accomplish next season. ... They made me feel at home."

The current Ducks are already home for another graduate transfer quarterback from the Football Championship Subdivision in Vernon Adams Jr., who helped lead UO to a 9-3 regular-season record and date in the Jan. 2 Alamo Bowl against No. 11 TCU (10-2). The Horned Frogs had been among a small group of teams he asked permission to speak with but are no longer among the teams pursuing him because of the limited timetable he has to make a decision before classes begin for each school's winter academic quarter.

Most important to Prukop was determining how Oregon's offense would change, if it all, after Scott Frost left his post as offensive coordinator to become the head coach at Central Florida on Nov. 29.

"My biggest thing is I developed a really good relationship in a really short amount of time with coach Helfrich and coach (Matt) Lubick," Prukop said. "I trust those guys and I trust he Oregon program. That's no longer a concern of mine. The one thing they assured me is the offense won't be changing. From that standpoint I trust coach Helfrich and coach Lubick to the point that new OC or not, or if Lubick gets promoted, I know the program will be in good hands. I'm about that."

Prukop rushed for 797 yards (5.0 per carry) and 11 touchdowns this season and completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. In 2014, Prukop's first season as the Bobcats starter, he rushed for 13 touchdowns and completed 67 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

— Andrew Greif

 

BOWL GAMES 

 

The initial line in Las Vegas on Oregon - TCU favors neither team:

 

OREGON-TCU POINT SPREAD

TOTAL

BETONLINE.ag

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

5Dimes.eu

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

SportsBetting.ag

EVEN

78 O/U

o: -110
u: -110

BOVADA.lv

EVEN

 

 

The same is true for Arizona State vs West Virginia - all even.

 

But every other PAC-12 team is favored against their opponents. That says something about the strength of the conference. Will this be proven when the games are played? Probably not, but a solid majority of the 10 teams involved should become winners.

__________________________________________________

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

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 committed Sunday morning.

The 6-foot, 170-pound pass-catcher, out of Winter Garden, Florida, held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and many others. While McDoom wasn't a four-star prospect, his offer sheet indicates he was a heavily-coveted wide receiver.

325shareThe 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 committed Sunday morniThe 6-foot, 170-pound pass-catcher, out of Winter Garden, Florida, held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida Georgia, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and many others  While McDoom wasn't a four-star prospect, his offer sheet indicates he was a heavily-coveted wide receiver.

Here's what Scout.com had to say about his talents: 

"The 6-foot, 170-pound McDoom is a long-strider and big play waiting to happen not only at wide receiver, but also in the return game as well. McDoom does a good job of sticking his foot in the dirt and running crisp routes, while keeping the defender on their toes and not rounding off his routes."

"McDoom's nimble feet and burst of quickness allows him to create good separation when breaking off the line of scrimmage. The Florida native has the speed to get behind defenses, but really does his damage when working underneath and running jet sweeps and reverses as well. McDoom's at his best when tucking the football away and operating after the catch."

With the commitment, Oregon's recruiting class sits at 18 known pledges, including recently added offensive lineman Samuelu Poutasi, the younger younger of NFL offensive tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. 

By Andrew Nemec

______________________________________________________

After 'phenomenal' visit with Oregon Ducks, Dakota Prukop to check out Alabama next

Few schools wooed quarterback Dakota Prukop out of high school in Austin, Texas. 

Now, for his final year of eligibility, the former Montana State QB has his pick of college football powers. 

After a two-day visit to Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Prukop is bound for Alabama on an official visit that came together after the Crimson Tide showed late, but robust, interest in the FCS quarterback who had 39 touchdowns in 2015 and owns a year of eligibility remaining.

Prukop, who graduated this week from Montana State and thus can play immediately at his future school, will choose Monday between the Ducks, Crimson Tide and Michigan, he said, with Texas still holding a bit of a shot as a hometown team. He wanted to visit Michigan but did not have enough time.

"Alabama kind of came in late," Prukop told The Oregonian/OregonLive. "It's Alabama, so I'm going to check it out. I'm excited to go see it." 

Prukop was scheduled to meet with coach Mark Helfrich on Thursday in Bozeman, Montana, but flight difficulties delayed their meeting until Friday in Eugene, he said. He left less than 48 hours later upbeat about where the Ducks could be in 2016, regardless of who becomes the next UO offensive coordinator. 

"Oregon was great," he said. "Oregon was phenomenal. It's an elite group of athletes but not only that, they've created a culture of winning and the guys are so focused on their big goals they want to accomplish next season. ... They made me feel at home."

The current Ducks are already home for another graduate transfer quarterback from the Football Championship Subdivision in Vernon Adams Jr., who helped lead UO to a 9-3 regular-season record and date in the Jan. 2 Alamo Bowl against No. 11 TCU (10-2). The Horned Frogs had been among a small group of teams he asked permission to speak with but are no longer among the teams pursuing him because of the limited timetable he has to make a decision before classes begin for each school's winter academic quarter.

Most important to Prukop was determining how Oregon's offense would change, if it all, after Scott Frost left his post as offensive coordinator to become the head coach at Central Florida on Nov. 29.

"My biggest thing is I developed a really good relationship in a really short amount of time with coach Helfrich and coach (Matt) Lubick," Prukop said. "I trust those guys and I trust he Oregon program. That's no longer a concern of mine. The one thing they assured me is the offense won't be changing. From that standpoint I trust coach Helfrich and coach Lubick to the point that new OC or not, or if Lubick gets promoted, I know the program will be in good hands. I'm about that."

Prukop rushed for 797 yards (5.0 per carry) and 11 touchdowns this season and completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. In 2014, Prukop's first season as the Bobcats starter, he rushed for 13 touchdowns and completed 67 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

— Andrew Greif

 




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