Washington’s Huskies-A Team I Loved to Hate

Coach Ken Woody Editorials 17 Comments

I was a long-time Washington Husky fan, and I harbored dreams of playing for my favorite team, but they did not recruit me, even as walk-on, which is an opportunity I would not have passed up. You see, as a senior at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, I was selected All-City as a running back, setting a record for yards-per-carry …

The Revenge of Mark Helfrich

Brian Libby Editorials 52 Comments

Remember the Chicago Bears? They’re that team that’s been to the playoffs once in the last decade, right? You know, the guys who haven’t had a Pro Bowl quarterback since Jim McMahon in 1985? Well, this year you can also call the Chicago Bears one of the most improved teams in the NFL. In particular, you may notice a host …

The Enigma That Was Jim Evenson

Jim Maloney Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 2 Comments

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 Coaches through the Ages

Pat Pannu Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 6 Comments

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 …

Oregon Unknowns: The Last Bad Years

Don Gilman History 1 Comment

It’s been awhile since Oregon has truly failed in football.  Certainly, games have been lost and teams have failed to meet expectations over the years, but the simple fact is that since the early 80’s there have been few seasons when the Ducks have fallen flat.  From 1984 until 2012 Oregon has had twenty-four seasons at or above .500, and …