“The Dutchman” and the Original Vertical Passing Game

Noah Smith Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 3 Comments

In Oregon’s history, there have been many players and coaches of note — from coach Cal Young and his one-game inaugural season in 1984 to Chip Kelly and Marcus Mariota. Although most people say Mariota is the greatest Oregon player of all time, another man held that honor since the 1950s. Back in the era of leather helmets, the hero of …

Chip Kelly Update: Matt Cassell Shoots Down Eagles

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The Minnesota Vikings were desperate Sunday in the MetroDome.  Not only was star running back Adrian Peterson (last year’s NFL rushing leader) out injured, so was his more-than-capable backup Toby Gerhart.  Desperate people are dangerous though, and as Tommy Lawlor said, the Vikings were backed into a corner and came out swinging. Swinging in this case meant throwing the ball. …