Author: Kenny Jacoby

Q&A: Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson discuss plans for Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and TCU head coach Gary Patterson met with media on Friday in the final press conference before tomorrow’s Alamo Bowl. Helfrich announced wide receivers coach Matt Lubick will be Oregon’s new offensive coordinator going forward and will call the plays on Saturday. Patterson discussed his disappointment in regards to the attention quarterback Trevone Boykin has received since his felony arrest for assaulting a police officer early Thursday morning. Helfrich: When did you come to the decision to name Lubick the offensive coordinator? I don’t know if there was an exact moment. I think Matt is an...

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Running backs

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s running backs. Oregon Oregon is consistently a force in the running game. It has featured the Pac-12’s best rushing offense each of the last 10 seasons. Those around Oregon football are extremely high on running back Royce Freeman and feel he should have been in the Heisman conversation. Freeman has run for 1,706 yards — fourth-most in...

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Oregon discusses how game plan will be affected by Boykin’s absence

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon safety Charles Nelson was walking into a special teams meeting on Thursday morning and browsing Twitter when he first caught wind of TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s felony arrest and subsequent suspension from the Alamo Bowl for assaulting a police officer after a bar fight late last night. “I saw it and I said, ‘Ah, this isn’t real,'” Nelson said. “Then I saw more and more people tweeting about it and I was like, ‘Wow, this is really serious.’ “It’s kind of hurtful for him because that was his last game. On the better side, for us,...

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Social media reacts to Trevone Boykin’s arrest and suspension

SAN ANTONIO — TCU star quarterback was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony late last night for getting into a bar fight and subsequently striking a police officer, less than 72 hours prior to the Alamo Bowl between Oregon and TCU. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach released the police report. Preliminary details from San Antonio police dept. regarding #TCU QB Trevone Boykin. Has not been formally charged pic.twitter.com/69wEPLBaF7 — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 31, 2015 Boykin, an NFL Draft prospect and Heisman contender prior to his mid-season injury, reportedly had a pristine image, which is now tainted. Boykin was released from...

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Wide receivers

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s wide receivers. Oregon Oregon boasts a seemingly endless supply of athletic playmakers at the wide receiver position. Five receivers have at least 15 receptions, led by Bralon Addison with 58 for 775 yards and 10 touchdowns. Darren Carrington has been Oregon’s best deep threat since his return, hauling in 25 catches for 502 yards and five touchdowns. 6-foot-5...

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