Tribute to Long-Lost but not Forgotten Backfield Stalwart

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The mid-to-late 90’s was arguably the biggest turning point in Oregon Football History.  Particularly following the 1994 Rose Bowl season, the successors of Oregon’s run for the roses had to maintain respect to prove Oregon was no “flash in the pan.” An important part of Oregon’s post-Rose Bowl success was its talent in the backfield.  From 1995-1999,a talented back made …

Searching Old Ducks For A New TAZR

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Recently, I had a conversation regarding which former Ducks would excel in the current version of the Ducks offensive attack. It surprised me initially at just how quickly we could rattle off a handful of names and began discussing why each would or wouldn’t be a good fit. Deciding to write a few of these down, the list began as an attempt to identify which former Ducks …

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 …

Viva Las Vegas: Oregon Lights up the Strip in Air Force domination

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Beloved stars Akili Smith, Pat Johnson, and Saladin McCullough shined brightly among the glit of “the strip” of Las Vegas at this time fifteen years ago.  To this day, no game in Oregon football history compares to the explosive opening of the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl.  Despite their success over the past two decades, no other Oregon game began with …