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The Duck Stops Here:
How do you replace a genius?
Everybody's weighing in on this, and the national talking heads are climbing over each other to declare that this thorny question is the reason Oregon regresses this year.
Opponents will begin to adjust and figure out the no-huddle, up-tempo Oregon spread, the meme goes, and Mark Helfrich won't have Chip Kelly's requisite brilliance to have a counter for the counter of the counter. No coach could be as driven as Kelly, or as successful at stamping his identity on a football team and the mindsets of 85 young men.
No visor but a vision: Mark Helfrich looked comfortable and in charge running the Oregon Spring Game, and his team looked as focused and efficient as ever (Scott Olmos, USA Today sports).
Ridiculous. Mark Helfrich is not outmanned in a battle of wits with Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian. He's a keen football mind with a gift for understanding how things work and seeing both the big picture and small, vital details. He&...
BEST OF MAXIM
The panel at Talkin' Ducks savaged Thomas Tyner yesterday.
They questioned his toughness and readiness for the PAC-12, saying he's been banged around and "isn't getting it done" at practice.
Quite a lot to put on an 18-year-old kid who's just weeks into an adjustment to a whole new level of football.
Touchdown Dash: Thomas Tyner ran over, around, through...
I have to wonder just a little bit if there is a room or an adjacent complex in Oregon's swanky new football complex for the cheerleaders. Otherwise I can't figure out how the Ducks manage to get so many smoking cheerleaders year in and year out.
Apparently the ladies were hanging out at the lake recently and Busted Coverage got a hold of some pics of theses babes...
The Oregon Ducks are set to open their season at home against the Nicholls State Colonels, and the kindest way to describe this matchup is that it’s going to be a complete blowout.
The Colonels finished their 2012 campaign with a single win, which is the same amount of games the Ducks lost. This one’s going to be ugly, and it’s going to be beautiful for fans at...
From goducks.com, a poster summing up Marcus Mariota's fabulous freshman season and Heisman Trophy credentials. Meanwhile, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has just been suspended by the NCAA. For a half. Against Rice.
We've have lost our bearings here at Gamedayr after finding out that the Oregon Ducks cheerleading squad brought their bikinis with them on their 2013 Triangle Lake retreat.
From FishDuck.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News
Since it is the cusp of a new season and bloggers, pundits and fans are indulging in rampant, ecstatic speculation about their favorite college teams, it seemed appropriate that this column indulge in a little speculation, as well.
Suppose Oregon, in this 2013 campaign, ends up with a dream season, running undefeated through...
The Oregon Ducks are a 59-point favorite in their game tomorrow against the Nicholls Colonels, a 1:00 p.m. Pacific kickoff in Autzen Stadium. It's televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.
The outcome isn't much in doubt, but educated fans will be watching closely in several key areas: execution, substitution, penalties and turnovers.
Nicholls isn't the challenge here....
This is how the Mark Helfrich era begins at Oregon.
The third-ranked Oregon Ducks host the lower-tier Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday, marking Helfrich's debut as head coach.
The team's former offensive coordinator took over when Chip Kelly left in January for the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly, credited with developing Oregon's breakneck spread offense, took ascending...
Fly, Philadelphia Eagles, Fly After a disappointing 4-12 campaign, longtime head coach Andy Reid was shown the door. In walked Chip Kelly, lately of Oregon, with his up-tempo offense. In concert with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who comes to Philadelphia from the Cleveland Browns, Kelly looks to resurrect an offense that scored only 17.5 points per game […]The post Know...
RG3's knee in Washington, Chip Kelly's arrival in Philadelphia and Tony Romo's contract in Dallas were some of the biggest stories in the NFL during the offseason.
Left out were the New York Giants, the NFC East's best team the past five years.
That's just fine with the four-time Super Bowl champions. When they've been overlooked recently, the Giants sneaked...
What is the biggest lie in sports, in business?
"We're taking another direction at this time."
You hear it after failure stacked on failure grows too heavy.
It usually means someone just got fired.
In college football, it usually means the coach.
Ohio State took a new direction. Texas will take a new direction if the Longhorns play in another Alamo...
1) Will Oregon regress or take the final step?
Oregon has all the flash. The uniforms, the high octane offense, and the brand new spaceship like facilities. They had 46 wins and 4 BCS game appearances in the last 4 years. Last year they were second in points per game in the country at 49.6. That was all done under the guidance of Chip Kelly who has moved on to the NFL with the...
By 6:00pm EST, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles have to cut nine players to get down to the 53-man roster limit. Yesterday they released 12 and placed one on the injured reserve list.
Here are the 12 released on Friday:
LB Everette Brown
DT Antonio Dixon
QB Dennis Dixon
DE David King
QB G.J. Kinne
OL Matt Kopa
CB Trevard Lindley
WR Ifeanyi Momah
WR Will Murphy
(Eds: Updates. AP Photo Planned.) By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer It's true: Sometimes Scott Frost wants to just dash onto the field and run the play himself.
Frost, the former Nebraska quarterback who led the Huskers to a share of the 1997 national championship, is settling into his role as offensive coordinator for No. 3 Oregon. Except for the fact that at times he needs...