Will Helfrich unleash the beasts?

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Featured Photo © Kevin Cline Photography   There are a couple of players on Oregon’s roster that make people scratch their heads.  Not the players themselves, but the way they have been utilized; or underutilized, as the case may be.  For some reason, coach Kelly liked to keep some of his more high profile players like an ace up his …

The Secret I Could Not Tell…Until Now

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“The media in this state HATES Chip Kelly.” I could not believe my ears as I was talking to a former television anchor sportscaster in Oregon.  He was in my office in the fall of 2011, and what he told me was depressing and astounding.  Remember — at that time I was just beginning to produce what now has become …

OREGON RECRUITING MANIFESTO Part 4: A Philosophical Shift

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This multi-week series will attempt to take a reasonable, logical and unbiased look at Oregon’s recent recruiting successes and failures while analyzing the program’s recruiting philosophy under Chip Kelly.  The series will then look at how that philosophy already has and may continue to evolve under Mark Helfrich before ending with a detailed breakdown of the author’s ideal recruiting blueprint. …

The Day We Have Been Waiting For – Football!!!

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Feature Picture Photo by Kevin Cline   Football is back.  Well, tomorrow it’s back…but it’s back. A football fan lives one of the most stressful lives of any sports fan.  While the season is full of excitement, turmoil, hope, and letdown, the excruciating months of the offseason begin to take their toll. The Ducks football team will begin spring practice …

Notes from around the college football nation: Spurrier jabs ESPN and Johnny Manziel makes headlines…again.

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Spring football is here but I still can not shake the March Madness.  Seeing the playoff atmosphere for the college basketball scene gets me even more pumped for when the college football playoffs arrive!  Here is a full list of when practices begin and spring games will occur…something to help plan out your spring break.  Let’s get into some news …

From Hardwood To Hard Hits, Armstead’s Development Continues

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As the final seconds of Oregon’s Sweet 16 loss to Louisville ticked off the clock Friday night, one member of the Ducks squad knew that while the basketball season may have come to an end, the real work was about to begin. Arik Armstead gets no rest.  Back in Eugene, football is in the air once again, and the big …

The Day the Webfoots Broke 100 Points

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We all know the Ducks are capable of posting ridiculous offensive numbers.  However, one thing the team has yet to accomplish in the modern era is entering the realm of triple digits. Recently, Oregon has gained national attention for its explosive, high-scoring offense.  Over the last three years, the team has averaged nearly 50 points per game on the way …

Biggest Key to Akili’s Smith’s Success: Michael Klews

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The Akili Smith Era was a special time at Oregon.  Many fans remember Smith for his arm as well as amazing ability to scramble.  Aside from Smith were also great rushers such as Reuben Droughns, Saladin McCullough who rumbled past opponents.  However, such success never could have been achieved without one of the most under rated offensive line units in …

Recruiting Update: Early In The Spring You Say?

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Football Recruiting Offers/News With a mere 31 days left until Oregon takes the field for our annual spring game, activity on the recruiting trail remains at a fevered pitch.  Under new head man Mark Helfrich, offers and heavy interest from the Oregon brass appear to be an overwhelming priority heading into the spring season.  With a commitment already achieved in …

The Oregon Game Plans: Kelly or Helfrich?

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You knew this discussion had to begin: who WAS primarily responsible for the game plan and play calling on the field?  I thought it critical because I developed a checklist of what we needed Chip’s replacement to be skilled at, and the only item on the list unresolved was GAME-PLANNING.  I have detailed the unique attacks that Oregon has unleashed …

Oregon Recruiting Manifesto: What Went Right — The Oregon Brand

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This multi-week series will attempt to take a reasonable, logical and unbiased look at Oregon’s recent recruiting successes and failures, while analyzing the program’s recruiting philosophy under Chip Kelly.  The series will then look at how that philosophy already has and may continue to evolve under Mark Helfrich before ending with a detailed breakdown of the author’s ideal recruiting blueprint. …