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Oregon has its own version of a ‘turnover chain’

It appears Oregon has its own version of a “turnover chain” similar to the one that has been made extremely popular this season by Miami.During Oregon’s game against Arizona on Saturday, Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate was intercepted by Ducks cornerback Ugochukwu Amadi. After returning to the sideline, Amadi was seen sporting a silver chain with a green “O” dangling from it. While...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Top takeaways from college football Week 12

With only one ranked-versus-ranked matchup on the schedule in college football Week 12, we didn’t expect a whole lot of drama Saturday.For the most part, the action went down as expected. Heavy favorites did what they’re supposed to do, though we did see one major upset on Saturday afternoon.These were the biggest takeaways from the action Saturday in Week 12.Cowboys cannot be pleased...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Taggart addresses rumors of unhappiness at Oregon

If Willie Taggart wants out of Oregon, he isn’t saying it publicly.After an ESPN report intimated that Taggart was looking for an exit from the school after just a year in charge, the coach himself shot those reports down following a 48-28 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Taggart has been linked to the vacant Florida job, but he has downplayed those links as well. Despite the reports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Snyder tried to hire Jim Leavitt as linebackers coach

The saga of Bill Snyder and Jim Leavitt took an odd turn on Monday when Snyder said he tried to hire Leavitt … as his linebackers coach.Last week, former ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy said that Kansas State had a verbal agreement with Leavitt last year to become the head coach in waiting for Snyder. He says Snyder pushed back because he wants his son, Sean, to replace...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the Thanksgiving college basketball tournaments

Thanksgiving has a reputation for being a football-filled holiday. Those days are long gone. College hoops has staked a claim on not just Turkey Day, but the entire weekend. The next few days are jam-packed with top-level teams squaring off in a variety of tournaments and events. If the NFL and college football games aren’t for you, the action on the hardwood this weekend will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

College football Week 13 predictions

It's that time again, college football fans. No more soft matchups, or games where nothing is on the line. This is a week with serious playoff implications. This is a week where seasons are in the balance. This is a week about pride. This is Rivalry Week.With the season coming to a close, most teams will be lining up against bitter opponents with grudges that extend more than a century...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: UCLA agrees to make Chip Kelly head coach

The UCLA Bruins are reportedly finalizing a contract with Chip Kelly to make him their next head football coach following the recent firing of Jim Mora. This isn’t a huge shock, as Kelly has been in contact with the university about the job this past week and had reportedly been ruled out as the coach at Florida.The former NFL head coach is best known for his tenure as the coach...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Knight Invitational: Oregon Ducks Women Hold Off Oklahoma 92-74

The Oregon Ducks Women’s Basketball team passed an early season test vs Oklahoma. Kelly Graves has the Oregon Ducks in a good place. The team is gaining respect early this season and despite a loss at Louisville the Ducks remained ranked 10th in the Nation in the AP Poll. On Saturday they matched up with […] Phil Knight Invitational: Oregon Ducks Women Hold Off Oklahoma 92-74 - Autzen...
Via Autzen Zoo
21 days ago

Report: Florida State looking at Willie Taggart if Fisher leaves

Willie Taggart is in only his first season as the head coach at Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped reports about him potentially leaving the Ducks from piling up.With it looking like a legitimate possibility that Jimbo Fisher could leave Florida State to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports that the Seminoles have started gathering information...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Taggart offered new contract from Oregon amid Florida St. rumors

Willie Taggart has been the head coach at Oregon for less than a year, but he is already being offered a raise.Andy Staples of SI.com reported on Wednesday that Oregon has offered Taggart a new contract that would pay him just north of $20 million over five seasons. Taggart’s current deal is reportedly worth $16 million over five years, so the Ducks are seemingly offering him $1...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Oregon Football Keep Willie Taggart With A New Contract?

The College Coaching Carousel is in full swing and Oregon Head Coach Willie Taggart may be willing to take a ride. On Wednesday, the University of Oregon offered a new contract to Taggart who is in consideration by Florida State as a possible candidate. Over the last few weeks, Taggart has been linked to possible […] Can Oregon Football Keep Willie Taggart With A New Contract? -...
Via Autzen Zoo
18 days ago

Oregon Football: Willie Taggart Acting Like A Duck

Oregon Football Head Coach Willie Taggart has likely already made the decision about his future in his actions. Over the last week, the Oregon Ducks Coaching Staff has been traveling the West Coast catching up with recruits, Taggart included. To me, that does not seem like behavior for someone how is about to jump ship. […] Oregon Football: Willie Taggart Acting Like A Duck - Autzen...
Via Autzen Zoo
17 days ago

Report: FSU expected to offer HC job to Oregon’s Willie Taggart

Jimbo Fisher has left Florida State for Texas A&M, and the Seminoles are scrambling to find their next head coach. Could it be Oregon’s Willie Taggart?According to Andrew Greif of The Oregonian, FSU would be amenable to that idea and are expected to offer him the position. And even though Oregon has recently offered Taggart a new contract extension, it’s not nearly the kind of...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Taggart: I am the head football coach at the University of Oregon

The Ducks’ lead man addressed the FSU rumors Friday EUGENE, Oregon — Ducks’ head coach Willie Taggart addressed the media on Friday before their indoor practice. Oregon’s lead man has been involved in most rumors coming from the state of Florida, namely Tallahassee. “I am the head football coach at the University of Oregon,” said Taggart before a large media contingent on Friday...
Via Addicted to Quack
15 days ago

Oregon Ducks Lose On Boise State Buzzer Beater

Oregon played a fast-paced game, but late fouls were an issue as the Ducks lost on a Boise State buzzer-beating shot, 73-70. The Oregon Ducks looked to take new talent against an experienced Boise Broncos team that started the season 6-1 at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon started the game 1 for 9 from the field […] Oregon Ducks Lose On Boise State Buzzer Beater - Autzen Zoo - Autzen...
Via Autzen Zoo
15 days ago

Report: Taggart has been ‘honest’ with Oregon about FSU

Oregon coach Willie Taggart is definitely considering the Florida State job, but a report indicates he has kept the Ducks in the loop.According to John Canzano of the Oregonian, Taggart has been “open and honest” with Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens about his interest in the job, with another source saying the coach has been “pretty transparent” with Mullens.Another source cautioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bol Bol talks about decision to pick Oregon Ducks Basketball

Bol said Cal’s decision to cut him from Team USA didn’t play into his decision. Bol Bol is the number one rated center in the class of 2018. The 7’3” center is the son of former NBA star Manute Bol. His recruitment was one of the more exciting of the early signing period and Bol’s final decision came down to Kentucky and Oregon. Bol ultimately picked the Ducks. Joe Musatto recently...
Via A Sea of Blue
13 days ago

Willie Taggart Not The Only One Considering Options

Oregon Football Is In A Better Place Than Before Willie Taggart arrived and the Ducks may be able to control the fallout if he leaves. If Willie Taggart is flying back to Eugene to announce to his team that he is taking the job at Florida State and leaving the Oregon Ducks, he has left […] Willie Taggart Not The Only One Considering Options - Autzen Zoo - Autzen Zoo - An Oregon Ducks...
Via Autzen Zoo
13 days ago

REPORT: Oregon HC Willie Taggart headed to FSU

The carousel is speeding up. Will the coaching carousel ever stop? According to reports, the Oregon Ducks will be looking for a new head coach very very soon. The ties to the state of Florida are strong for Willie Taggart. Originally hails from Bradenton, Florida and also coached at the University of South Florida from 2013-2016. Of his 24 commit recruiting class this cycle 4 of...
Via California Golden Blogs
12 days ago

Oregon Head Coach Hot Board: Willie Taggart Replacements

What an interesting week thus far for both the Oregon and Florida State fan bases awaiting with bated breath on Willie Taggart's decision. Nothing has been decided either way (as of this writing last night) In the event that he does leave for Tallahassee, here are some candidates to keep in mind as the search heats up for Coach Taggart's successor in Eugene. For this exercise, I...
Via Addicted to Quack
12 days ago

ATQ Staff Intro: Emily Abellon

Good morning, ATQ! A lot going on around the blog here, but I wanted to take this time to introduce Emily, our newest member of the team. She was raised a Ducks fan and we’re super stoked to have her! Welcome to the ATQ family! Give us a little background on who you are, and why you love the Ducks. I was raised in Oregon and California, and raised a Ducks fan. My love for them...
Via Addicted to Quack
12 days ago

Oregon Football Will Have Head Coach Options If Willie Taggart Leaves

If Willie Taggart leaves Oregon Football for Florida State, the Ducks may have some intriguing options to replace him. Oregon Football is in a better place than they were a year ago and if Willie Taggart decides to depart for Florida State there are options for the Ducks when it comes to their next Head […] Oregon Football Will Have Head Coach Options If Willie Taggart Leaves - Autzen...
Via Autzen Zoo
12 days ago

Willie Taggart agrees to become Florida St. head coach

After much talk that Oregon’s Willie Taggart would become the next head coach at Florida State, it appears he finally is going to sign on the dotted line.On Monday it was reported by some that a deal was already being hammered out, but there were conflicting reports. Now there appears to be a consensus that Taggart is going to leave Oregon to replace Jimbo Fisher at FSU. Oregon did...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Leavitt may remain at Oregon, not follow Taggart to FSU

Jim Leavitt may end up staying at Oregon rather than join Willie Taggart at Florida State, according to a new report.Steve Mims of the Eugene Register-Guard initially reported Tuesday that Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt was expected to join Taggart at FSU. However, new information is suggesting otherwise. Justin Hopkins of Scoop Duck says Leavitt wants to remain at Oregon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon AD says Willie Taggart lied about contact from FSU

Oregon’s athletic director says that Willie Taggart lied about having contact with Florida State.Taggart on Tuesday agreed to become the Seminoles’ next football coach, replacing Jimbo Fisher, who left for Texas A&M. Prior to agreeing to take the job, Taggart was making it seem like he wasn’t going to leave Oregon despite reports of FSU’s interest in him. In fact, Taggart on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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