What Ever Happened to Those Offensive Coordinators Before Mike Bellotti?

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Over the past several decades, Oregon has had a number of offensive coordinators with rates of success all over the board. Most of us are familiar with College Football Hall of Fame recent inductee Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich, who eventually became Oregon head coaches, and Jeff Tedford and Dirk Koetter, who left the Ducks to take over …

Recruiting Update: Oregon to Steal South Bend Gold?

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  Football Recruiting News Oregon has spent much of 2014 searching for a quarterback of the future. With Kyler Murray no longer in play, the Ducks have come full circle and are going for broke in their pursuit of Notre Dame commit Blake Barnett (4-Star/Corona, CA/Rivals100). One of the nation’s top dual threat signal-callers, Barnett made a long-anticipated visit to Eugene this …

Recruiting Update: Oregon to Crash Midwest Border War?

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Football Recruiting Interest The Midwest has never been known to be much of an Oregon recruiting hotbed, but fortunes may be changing as newly-minted Ducks linebacker Jimmie Swain (3-Star/Olathe, KS) is spreading the word about his new team. Swain’s junior teammate, tight end Josh Moore (3-Star/Olathe, KS) became very familiar with the Lightning Yellow & Thunder Green after the elder Swain started …

Recruiting Update: Scarlett to Don Hometown Green?

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Football Recruiting Offers Less than a week into the 2015 recruiting cycle, Oregon extended a slew of offers to preps both near and far in an effort to get out in front amongst the newly-cultivated recruiting landscape. Local phenom and 2013 Oregon 6A state title-winning running back Cameron Scarlett (3-Star/Portland, OR) received his Ducks nod late last week and is drawing …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Ridin’ Roughshod in Southwest

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Football Recruiting News Former Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti’s final stand at the Alamo Bowl gave Southwest superbeast Trey Lealaimatafao (3-Star/San Antonio, TX) a reason to think through his options.  Lealaimatafao had been previously committed to Texas until this past November and recently named Oregon as the favorite to land his unique skill-set. “I really like the coaches at Oregon and …

Recruiting Update: The Wadood Abides . . .

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Visits Oregon makes no secret its approach to multi-sport athletes; the more the merrier.  Past and current greats, the likes of Jordan Kent, and current Ducks Liz Brenner and Arik Armstead, are making names for themselves in multiple venues. Heading into the deluge that was Autzen Stadium two Saturdays past, Randall Cunningham Jr. (3-Star/Las Vegas, NV), the namesake of former NFL …

Recruiting Update: Oregon’s LaMichael 2.0

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting Visits During the active season, Oregon coaches, especially running backs headman Gary Campbell, are notoriously selective as to what preps receive in-home visits.  One such player, tailback Tony James (4-Star/Gainsville, FL/Rivals250), had firsthand attention from Campbell as the tenured backfield coach attended James’ high school matchup last week. “I’m excited to have coach (Gary) Campbell down …

Mark Helfrich’s “Inauguration”: Oregon Dominates Tennessee

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Kevin Cline Mark Helfrich may have just coached his third game at the helm of the Oregon Ducks, but Saturday was his inauguration.  A national audience watched the Ducks overwhelm and dismantle the Tennessee Volunteers 59-14, looking every bit the No. 2 team in the country. Not many fans and pundits nationwide looked at big wins over Nicholls and Virginia …

Small things aside, Virginia trip was a huge success

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Andrew Shurtleff The bad news: Marcus Mariota is struggling with accuracy, the inside run game looked pretty pathetic against a sizable defensive line, Byron Marshall couldn’t find any room, offensive play calling was highly questionable and third down conversions didn’t come as easily this time around. The good news: none of that matters at this point. As one pundit put …

Recruiting Update: Lil’ Snoop to Join DAT?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting News Just when you thought the Oregon/Snoop Dog connection couldn’t get any stronger, son Cordell Broadus (4-Star/Diamond Bar, CA) announced that he may make an appearance in Eugene this coming October. “I might be going up to Oregon this season,” said Broadus. “Oregon came by the school this spring and told me they really like me. They …