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Duck Receivers Are No Passing Fancy

Mike Bellotti raised a lot of eyebrows in 2007 with the relatively uninspiring, no-name hire of someone named Chip Kelly out of Division IAA New Hampshire.  Result: Oregon has been among the nation’s leaders in rushing since. During that span, perfecting the...

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]

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Spring Game Coaching Surprises

Coaching surprises in the Spring Game?  Besides the obvious of Mark Helfrich in charge, and more passes than usual – what is new that was unexpected?  This unforeseen development is one I anticipated observing in the fall during our games, and...

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Redshirt Freshmen: Stars on the Rise in 2013

Closed practices didn’t stop rumblings of redshirted players’ shining success from leaking through the Moshofsky Center’s guarded walls this past season.  The 2012 recruiting class was one of the best in history, and certain names kept surfacing as potential future playmakers for the Ducks....

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Ducks Receive Another Signing Day Present

Oregon Football has made a habit of gaining unexpected commitments from highly recruited prospects on National Signing Day.  In 2010, the quiet and humble defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli, who played his recruiting cycle extremely close to the vest, sent his...