Jared Siegel: Special Teams Icon — Special Person

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The early 2000’s hold many fond memories for many Duck fans.  Oregon was on the rise to the national spotlight, as they made a name for themselves with back-to-back 2000-2001 Pac-12 titles, and winning the BCS-rated Fiesta Bowl — finishing ranked No. 2 nationally (2001). Meanwhile, Autzen Stadium was rising – and so was a big name on the Oregon special …

The Enigma That Was Jim Evenson

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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, Oregon.  Eventually his family moved to Vancouver, Washington, where Evenson would graduate from Fort Vancouver High.  …

Oregon Women’s Indoor Track Team Now a Dynasty

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The Ducks’ head track & field coach Robert Johnson has to be happy.  This wasn’t necessarily supposed to be a championship year for the Oregon Women’s Indoor Track Team.  At the start of the year, it was believed that the Ducks would certainly be in the mix for a fifth straight NCAA championship, but many believed that Oregon’s run would …

Oregon Coaches through the Ages

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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 helped shape football not only at Oregon, but all over the country. 1951-1966 In the …

Mark Helfrich Assaulting Record Books With Chip Kelly’s Best QB

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Entering what is now the second spring of the Mark Helfrich era at Oregon, Chip Kelly’s influence remains visible across all facets of the Oregon football program.  From the up-tempo style of play Kelly initially installed as a coordinator to the commitment to unique and cutting-edge preparation with a focus on continuous daily improvement – as well as maintaining the invaluable coaching …

Oregon Football Coaches Through the Ages: 1894-1950

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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 helped shape football not only at Oregon, but all over the country. 1894-1912 For the …

Dick Harter — King of the Kamikazes

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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 the man who led them: Dick Harter. Harter’s arrival at Oregon can be traced back …

Tribute to Outstanding Golden Receiver Who Still Shines in Eugene

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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 time than many.  Having the Oregon great Joey Harrington to throw his way greatly aided …

Former Player Tribute: Secret Success to a Big Man on Campus

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In football, a strong and fast offensive line is key to a team’s success.  The entire front must be strong enough to block for the backs, creating running room and giving the quarterback enough time to think.  Especially in Oregon’s renowned spread offense, where it’s a physically daunting task, and easily taken for granted by many fans.  All too often, spectators …

Mariota’s 2013 Season Was the Best in School History, So Where’s the National Love?

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Kevin Cline Marcus Mariota has completed arguably the finest regular season ever put together by an Oregon quarterback, or any offensive player for that matter.  With 39 total touchdowns and 3,994 yards of total offense, the Flyin’ Hawaiian has cemented himself among the college football elite. Since Mariota was named the starter in Eugene at the beginning of the 2012 …

Former Player Tribute: “Nothing Like the Mighty Quinn”

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John Giustina “Come all without, come all within . . . You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn!”  -Manfred Mann A forgotten starting defensive lineman made a major impact during Oregon’s late 90’s – early 2000’s rise to fortune and fame.  A quiet leader and huge anchor to Oregon’s defensive line, this valuable defensive end speedster played a key …

Josh Huff on Brink of Making History After Heroic Civil War Performance

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Kevin Cline It feels like Josh Huff has been a Duck for much longer than four years. Since the beginning of his true freshman season in 2010, Huff has been an exceptional playmaker.  In his four seasons as a lethal offensive weapon, he has done as much for Oregon Duck football as anyone.  Capping Oregon’s meteoric rise to the top of …