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    The Enigma That Was Jim Evenson

    There was a time, in the darker days of Oregon football, that Len Casanova managed to land a highly-prized fullback — Jim Evenson.  He was touted as the kind of running back who could help turn a program around. Evenson was born in 1947 in Hillsboro, …

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    Oregon Coaches through the Ages

    The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have …

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    First Year Results: Mark Helfrich vs Oregon’s Coaching Greats

    Oregon’s 2013 season was without question one of the greatest in school history, as the Ducks finished with 11 wins for only the fifth time ever. The year started out about as well as it could have with the team setting a school record 772 …

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    Do You Remember When the Globetrotters Came to Eugene?

    What were a person’s entertainment choices in Eugene on a Tuesday night in February, 1943?  It was the height of World War II and choices were limited.  You could go dining and dancing at The Holland, go ice skating, or catch a double feature at …

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    Oregon Football Coaches Through the Ages: 1894-1950

    The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have …

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    New Depth and Bulk Will Make 2014 Rushing Attack Elite Even by Oregon’s Standards

    Over the past decade, Oregon’s rushing attack has set the standard in college football. This has been particularly evident since the arrival of Chip Kelly as offensive coordinator in 2007, as the Ducks have finished in the Top-10 nationally in rushing during each of the …

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    The Rise and Fall of the Kamikaze Kids

    Following Oregon’s disastrous 1971-72 season, Dick Harter was finally able to land his first outstanding recruiting class that included guard Ronnie Lee, guard/forward Mark Barwig, forward/center Bruce Coldren, and center Geoff Nelson.  Along with the holdovers from Harter’s 1971-72 team, five sophomores from the 1971-72 …

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    Dick Harter — King of the Kamikazes

    For a school that boasts an NCAA title and two Elite Eight appearances this century, its noteworthy that its teams from nearly four decades ago would remain arguably the most memorable and popular in program history.  The “Kamikaze Kids” are legends at Oregon, as is …

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    Tribute to Outstanding Golden Receiver Who Still Shines in Eugene

    The wide receiver position is a major key to success in football.  Throughout the years, Oregon has had many well-known WRs become very successful.  One receiver in particular shined brightly at Oregon in only a two-year career (JC transfer) and made a greater mark in that …

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    Oregon’s Recruiting: Off-Center but Spot On

    While the rankings given out on each National Signing Day may not always reflect it, the Oregon football program has become truly outstanding in its ability to recruit the right players for the right roles. The Ducks do not necessarily recruit in traditional ways.  In …

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