Tag: Bill Byrne

The Bowl Game that Changed Oregon Football

Most Duck fans are familiar with the play that changed Oregon football. Kenny Wheaton’s early break on Washington quarterback Damon Huard’s pass deep in Duck territory and subsequent 97-yard touchdown return propelled the Ducks into the 1995 Rose Bowl and forever improved the program’s trajectory. The play was spectacular in every way; […]

The Man Who Brought Oregon Football to New Heights: A Tribute to Bill Byrne

When college football fans hear the words “innovation” and “Oregon” in the same sentence, most would immediately picture Chip Kelly’s high-speed spread offense or the Ducks’ deep selection of sleek uniforms. However, before Oregon’s modern era of immense creativity and success, the football program required a period of rapid innovation […]