A New Brand of Versatility in Oregon Football

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1964 brought one of the most significant changes to the layout of college football in the history of the game. That year, the NCAA erased the rule requiring its athletes to play on both sides of the ball, marking a return to the so-called ‘two-platoon system.’ This rule change was quite significant, because it allowed players to specialize and focus …

All-Time Oregon Football Dream Team Defense

Joey Holland History 9 Comments

For most of the past two decades, Oregon’s most successful stretch in history, the attention surrounding Oregon football has been focused on the high-powered offense. In recent years, it has been easy to forget that the Ducks have seen just as many outstanding defenders. Exciting offensive players like LaMichael James and Jonathan Stewart may have spoiled fans in the modern …

All-Time Oregon Football Dream Team Offense

Joey Holland History 22 Comments

Many long-term Oregon football fans would probably love to see Joey Harrington hand the ball off to Bobby Moore, or Gary Zimmerman open up holes for LaMichael James to run through. Well, realistically no one could make that happen, but we can bring it to life on paper. Looking back at the history of the Oregon football program, it is …

10 Games That Changed Oregon Football

Joey Holland History 7 Comments

The University of Oregon football program has reached unprecedented levels of success in recent years. Head coach Chip Kelly has taken the Ducks to three straight BCS bowls, including a national championship game appearance in 2011, a feat no other team in the country has accomplished, all while keeping his coaching staff completely intact—again, unrivaled by any team in the …