The night the lights went out at Autzen: Tedford’s 2003 return to Eugene

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From 1998 – 2001 the University of Oregon Ducks football team reached heights never before thought possible.  Unbelievable games, great offenses, bowl victories, high rankings, conference titles, and Heisman contenders.  Leading the helm for the potent Oregon offenses during that time, molding players into the best they could be, was offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford. Following Oregon’s triumphant victory over Colorado …

Why We Say ‘Neu-Weasel’

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Rick Neuheisel may not ever coach a game against the Ducks again. You might recognize his Bruins from any number of recent uninspiring performances such as last Thursday, where they were blasted on ESPN by a newly Stoops-less Arizona team 48-12. It was the first conference win this season for the Wildcats. After the game, Slick Rick seemingly was in …

No writer’s block with these Ducks: Oregon puts Colorado away quickly

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OK, I’ll admit it. I started writing this Oregon at Colorado game story way before the contest ended. Like at the end of the first quarter. No need to tarry. Sort of a writer’s version of the no-huddle, hurry-up spread. Yes, the game wasn’t over at that point. Yes, college football is so unpredictable that teams sometimes do — inexplicable …

FishWrap Friday Game 7 Preview: Oregon @ Colorado

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Yawn, the pro offense is so boring isn’t it?   [tubepress video=”PQ4mIfC6qyU” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Colorado didn’t have the horses to keep up with an ever-improving Oregon team before all the injuries, and now, they definitely don’t. Bryan Bennett, or Darron Thomas, LaMichael, or Kenjon it doesn’t matter who’s out there, Oregon still has the advantage in …

Encore to Desert Miracle: Similar Pull-off in Palouse, 11-4-2000

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Following the 2000 “Desert Miracle” victory over Arizona State, the high-flying Oregon Ducks were now soaring solo atop the Pac-10 standings.  A week later on November 4, 2000; Oregon traveled to Pullman, Washington for a date with Washington State.  Coming off a natural high following a miraculous win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, Oregon remained the only unbeaten team …

The Fish Report: The Great Spread Offense Laboratory

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How lucky can we be? Chip Kelly has been running the Spread Offense at Oregon for five years and I just set up the video tutorials about the basics of the Oregon Offense just this last summer in preparation for this year. The Spread Offense has become a staple of college football, and defenses are getting better in their counter-strategies, …

Sweet Revenge: Oregon upsets BYU, Detmer in 1990.

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It was a momentous day in Autzen Stadium history.  Televisions nationwide tuned in to see the carnage ensue, expecting #4 BYU to showcase their dominance over the up-and-comers Oregon in sleepy Eugene, OR.  But what they got was something far different, as what should have been a celebratory time in the spotlight for BYU’s superstar quarterback Ty Detmer instead became …

The future isn’t written: that’s why college football is so compelling

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Every season has its rhythm and plot lines, its unexpected twists and turns, moments of glory and disbelief. There’s the seemingly overwhelming adversity and miracles of belief. There is triumph, pleasure and disappointment. Few seasons are perfect, but perfection is always an elusive possibility. The Ducks came damn close a couple of times. And they’ve shot themselves in the foot …

Justice? Ah, Burned

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This week, one of the most egregious cases of pay-for-play extortion in the history of college football was ruled by the NCAA to be a non-issue. Despite sworn testimony indicating that the father of former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton sought some $180,000 in compensation from Misissippi State University, before his son eventually signed with the Auburn Tigers instead, the governing …