Bowl Games Were Different When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

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November 19, 1989: We had just beaten the Beavers in the Civil War.  Most seasons that would have been a good end to a season.  This year we had a chance for more.  I went to a local liquor store that I knew sold papers from around the country.  (Remember, this was before there was a computer in everyone’s home.)  I wanted to …

Oregon Unknowns: Puddles Not Allowed in Autzen Stadium?

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The Oregon Duck. You know the one: fluffy white feathers, big feet, good dancer.  Always wears that infectious, if not permanent smile, even after hammering out a few hundred push-ups. The mascot for the University of Oregon has seen his popularity surge to unprecedented heights in the last decade. Largely attributable to entertaining gameday antics and a good-natured personality, combined …

Could Jabari Brown Be The Next Chris Harper?

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Normally, a reserve guard for the Missouri Tigers going 1-for-7 on three-pointers while playing twenty minutes in a Tuesday night non-conference game would elicit as little interest as any topic that could be written about herein.  However, the reserve guard in question isn’t just anyone, but once the most celebrated recruit to have signed with Oregon in nearly a decade, …

Comparing Mariota to Past Greats: A Brief History of Oregon’s Freshman Quarterbacks

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‘Twas the season of freshman quarterbacks, when all through the nation… not a defense could stop them, not even Nick Saban’s.” Ok, so a couple of defenses slowed them down, but you get the point. The impact that freshmen quarterbacks had on the 2012 college football season is undeniable. Johnny Manziel was the first freshman to ever win the Heisman …

Collin Klein And The Magic Of Bill Snyder

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The Fiesta Bowl wasn’t the original destination on Oregon’s itinerary, nor was it its backup plan, and now a trip to Phoenix for a BCS game has become somewhat of a consolation prize for the nation’s newest elite football program. Unlike nearly every other BCS matchup, the Fiesta Bowl immediately brought a load of intrigue to the college football world …

Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches Leave a Comment

Driven to greatness, brains and brawn: Nick Cody Another in a series from our friends at Mighty Oregon.  An interview with senior offensive guard, Nick Cody. By Dusty Ritter “He’s not the most talented athlete out there. He’s not the biggest, the fastest, the strongest guy, but he knows what’s going on out there, and is able to put himself …

Chip Kelly: The Caesar of Football

Don Gilman Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches Leave a Comment

At first blush, the comparison might seem odd. What do a football coach and a general/politician/dictator separated by over two thousand years have in common? How could a man who singlehandedly destroyed the republic of Rome have anything in common with a modern-day football coach? The answers might surprise you. Football is a form of simulated combat, so the metaphor …

Meet Your New Ducks: A Home Run In Football AND Basketball!

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One of Chip Kelly’s underappreciated qualities is his ability to get the most out of his players and maximize their potential. This has been evident throughout his whole tenure at the University of Oregon. Look at what he did with former QB Daryle Hawkins, or DB Kenjon Barner, or TE Dion Jordan (now a 1st round NFL prospect at DE). …

Will The Chip Kelly Offense Revolutionize British Football?

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The English South Division of the British American Football League (BAFL) is a “Smash Mouth” division if ever there was one. From the 5-on-5 Youth (ages 14-16) teams — using two back sets — to the unbalanced lines and two tight end formations of the Senior game (19+), this division likes to hit you in the mouth and run the …