A Momentum Swing That Has Yet to Die: A Tribute to Rich Brooks and the 1994 ‘Gang Green’ Ducks

Joey Holland History

Oregon’s football program has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Today, the Ducks are cemented among the nation’s top programs, and have started the season in the Top 10 in each of the past few years. Entering the 1994 campaign, however, the Ducks had gone a combined 11-12 during the previous two seasons, and were not even in consideration for a …


Twenty Years After “Gang Green” Era: Stalwart Defender Visits FishDuck

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

Twenty years ago, Oregon began its 1994 “Cinderella Season” quest for its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1958. Picked no higher than 8th place in the Pac-10 preseason poll, Oregon stepped up its game to prove to naysayers that the team could compete on a national level. Particularly known for its defense that season (aka: the dominant and iconic “Gang Green” Defense), …

Tribute to Long-Lost but not Forgotten Backfield Stalwart

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

The mid-to-late 90’s was arguably the biggest turning point in Oregon Football History.  Particularly following the 1994 Rose Bowl season, the successors of Oregon’s run for the roses had to maintain respect to prove Oregon was no “flash in the pan.” An important part of Oregon’s post-Rose Bowl success was its talent in the backfield.  From 1995-1999,a talented back made …