SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »

Ifo Won’t Go: Ekpre-Olomu Staying at UO

EUGENE, Ore.– Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is staying in Eugene for one more season. The junior cornerback announced on Monday that he will not declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to Oregon’s athletic website. “The two main factors related to my decision to return were my continued progression as a person and a player,” Ekpre-Olomu said … Continue reading »

Mariota, Grasu Announce Returns

Courtesy: University of Oregon Athletic Department EUGENE, Ore. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season. Mariota, a redshirt sophomore from Honolulu, and Grasu, a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, announced their intentions a day after earning all-Pac-12 accolades from the conference’s head coaches for the second straight … Continue reading »

Jordan Poyer One-on-One Interview

Jordan Poyer sits down with Stephen Nelson to talk about the NFL draft; the frustration he felt slipping into the seventh round, what it felt like to finally be picked, and the prospect of playing for former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.

McKenzie Hopes to be 4th Raider Drafted

ASHLAND, Ore. – Cole McKenzie’s football career isn’t exactly a blueprint for how to get to the NFL. From Red Bluff, California, a town of roughly 14,000, McKenzie came to SOU out of high school, then transferred to Butte College in Northern California, only to return to the Raiders before his junior season. Dodge says, “You could … Continue reading »

Combine Gives McKenzie Draft Potential

ASHLAND, Ore. – Nearly every kid growing up playing football has a dream of playing in the NFL, but for most kids, that’s all it is, a dream. Former Southern Oregon wide receiver Cole McKenzie remembers the time he knew his dream could become a reality. “After the Seattle combine, I actually got a voicemail … Continue reading »