Coaching the Young Coach: Some Practices to Embrace

Coach Tom Kaspar Advice for the Coaches, Coach's Opinion 3 Comments

Welcome aboard Coach! You stand poised to join a fabulous fraternity and will, if you choose to, exercise enormous influence on the choices your players make on and off the field, perhaps even years after they’ve graduated. But first, let me have a word with you, and give both a caution and request. The simplest and most relevant piece of advice …

‘Next Man Up’ at Oregon … or Helfrich for 2017?

Matt Bryant Editorials 14 Comments

2016 is in the books. Should the rebuild begin under Mark Helfrich or somebody new? I would like nothing more than to wake up today and get a blaring headline that Rob Mullens has pulled the trigger and followed the University of Texas to become one of two formerly elite programs ready to rebuild. In theory, Oregon had the purse power to …

Three Degrees of Motivation

Jason Selby Editorials, FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I walked into my local Costco a few days ago to help my grandmother with her shopping needs. After showing the entrance employee my membership card and being granted admittance into this wholesale world, I met an older man wearing a beat-up yellow Oregon Ducks hat. We got to talking, and little did I know that this conversation would spark …