Next Man Up: How Coaches Replaced Legends

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Next man up.  That mantra doesn’t apply only to the roster, it applies to Oregon’s coaching staff as well.  1977 was the last time the Ducks didn’t hire their previous offensive coordinator to fill their head coaching vacancy.  On Sunday, Mark Helfrich became the latest one to follow that path, and in doing so allowed a staff that had previously …

Fiesta Bowl No Huddle Dynamics

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One of the most exciting moments from the 2013 Fiesta Bowl had to be the half-ending touchdown drive Oregon put together to effectively finish off the Kansas State Wildcats. After the Wildcats had marched down the field and threatened to take a 17-15 lead, Oregon’s defense held tight and forced KSU to kick a field goal, which they promptly missed, …

Is Oregon the Most Tortured Sports State in America?

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Chip Kelly left town Wednesday morning, and a fan base mourned.  His teams had been perennial national title contenders, going into November with a shot at a national championship in five of his six seasons in Eugene.  Oregon never won it all during that time, but Chip Kelly had Duck fans believing that the law of averages would eventually prevail, …