Tagged: Coach Mark Helfrich

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Mark Helfrich: Lost Along the Oregon Trail

Mark Helfrich and Oregon football 2016: So much written, so much argued, so much uncertainty. Amidst the turmoil, one thing is clear: The program now stands at a critical crossroads and turns taken here … or not taken … will...

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The Oregon Ducks Have Cancerous Flaws

There’s an old saying attributed to English historian and philosopher Thomas Fuller that goes, “The darkest hour is just before the dawn.” I’m sure you’ve heard this saying in one way or another. It’s intended to give hope to those...

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Oregon State’s Attitude: “Nothing to Lose”

On a chilly but sunny afternoon in Eugene, the Oregon State Beavers came calling and gave the Oregon Ducks a game like no one was expecting. The Beavers, who went into Autzen Stadium 34 point underdogs while looking for their first...

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It Is Not About Recruiting!?

It has become a statement acknowledged as fact: Recruiting is paramount to an effective team. As such, you might not like what I have to say. But when I look at the college level of the sport as a whole,...

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Oregon Football Still on the Rise

The Ducks’ 42-20 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship game had many people shaking their heads in disbelief. It seemed Oregon was finally positioned to claim its first college football national championship. The Ducks had...

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Oregon Solidifies its Identity

The Spread-Option offense is a mix-up of a hundred years of football knowledge and tactics, a combination of the antiquated Triple-Option employed by Navy and Notre Dame, the run-heavy offenses of Vince Lombardi and Woody Hayes (Ohio State), and the Run and Shoot variations of Harvey N....

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Cripes! Next Man Up, What Now?

Oregon’s mantra has been: Next man up. But with four of the top five Duck receivers out of the National Championship game, who does offensive coordinator Scott Frost pick to replace stars such as Bralon Addison, Devon Allen, Darren Carrington...

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Meyer and Helfrich Ready to Make College Football History

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on today’s head coach news conference in Dallas, TX. One more day and history will be made. Tomorrow is the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, a national championship that has historical significance for not only Oregon and...

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A Tale of Two Heisman Winners

The first Heisman winner in Oregon history returned to practice this week after a six day media blitz of the East Coast. The whirlwind tour consisted of an early morning appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, spending time at New York City’s Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s...

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His Name Is Mark Helfrich

Standing on the sidelines, drenched with Gatorade, 41 year old University of Oregon head coach, Mark Helfrich, grinned from ear to ear as his QB prodigy ran away from him with an empty bucket. With Oregon’s first PAC-12 Title since 2011,...