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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

April 3, 2013
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Oregon opens spring practice under Helfrich

The Oregon Ducks began spring practice Tuesday under new coach Mark Helfrich. The team’s former offensive coordinator, who was promoted to head coach in January after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles, called his first practice at the helm ”weird, at points.” Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season that was capped with a victory…

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Eagles’ QB job up for grabs

February 19, 2013
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Eagles’ QB job up for grabs

Five years have passed since Dennis Dixon played for Chip Kelly when Kelly was the offensive coordinator at Oregon. Dixon, a new Eagles quarterback, does not know entirely what to expect from the new Eagles coach. But he knows enough about Kelly to predict how Kelly’s style and system will translate to the NFL. “If…

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8 former Oregon Ducks round out Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles’ staff

February 12, 2013
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8 former Oregon Ducks round out Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles’ staff

Eight Ducks have followed former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly from Eugene to Philadelphia for positions on his first NFL staff. Beyond Jerry Azzinaro, the Ducks’ defensive line coach who will oversee the same unit in Philadelphia as well as serve as assistant head coach, the other Ducks-turned-Eagles are: Greg Austin (graduate assistant to offensive…

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Eagles’ Chip Kelly could use Jimmy Johnson’s tenure with Cowboys as blueprint

January 25, 2013
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Eagles’ Chip Kelly could use Jimmy Johnson’s tenure with Cowboys as blueprint

Like colleague Jeff Lurie in Philadelphia, Dallas owner Jerry Jones went the route of hiring a college coach to run his beloved Cowboys. A couple of times, actually. It led to his greatest success, but only after his greatest failure. read more: sports.yahoo.com

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Oregon recruiting: Quick hitters

January 24, 2013
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Oregon recruiting: Quick hitters

With news flying around faster than a Mark Helfrich-led offense, DuckNation has gathered the latest developments from the recruiting trail. Coaching changes, official visitors, canceled visits, rescheduled visits and commitments taking trips elsewhere are just some of the developments in the past few days. ESPN 300 members Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial), Torrodney Prevot (Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor) and Zach Cunningham (Pinson, Ala./Pinson…

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Mark Helfric named Oregon Ducks new head coach

January 22, 2013
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Mark Helfric named Oregon Ducks new head coach

According to ESPN, Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is set to be named Chip Kelly’s successor in Eugene. The move is set to be announced on Sunday afternoon. The move was widely expected following the abrupt departure of Kelly to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the school athletic department made sure to do their due diligence prior to the…

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The Most Overachieving and Underachieving College Football Programs of the Last 7 Years

January 21, 2013
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The Most Overachieving and Underachieving College Football Programs of the Last 7 Years

Many fans believe that recruiting is the key to success in college football. Is that the case? Is college football strictly dictated by recruiting? Are teams’ accomplishments directly related to their recruiting classes? Umm… kinda, sorta, and maybe.  read more: sportsrighting.com

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Chip Kelly’s emotional departure opens new chapter for Oregon Ducks players

January 18, 2013
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Chip Kelly’s emotional departure opens new chapter for Oregon Ducks players

Early Wednesday, Oregon’s football team gathered in the Moshofsky Center to conduct a routine, winter workout. More than 100 players went through their stretching routine and were set to continue on to the next drill when their head coach, Chip Kelly appeared. read more: oregonlive.com

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Hall of Fame Has Always Made Room for Infamy

January 9, 2013
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Hall of Fame Has Always Made Room for Infamy

The Baseball Hall of Fame, the most august fraternity of its kind in American sports, unveils its latest induction class Wednesday. For the first time this year, balloters must weigh the fate of two eminent stars, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who are also the most celebrated poster boys for the game’s disgraced steroid era. read…

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Chip Kelly out; how about Bruce Arians or Nick Saban?

January 7, 2013
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Chip Kelly out; how about Bruce Arians or Nick Saban?

On Friday, it looked as if theCleveland Browns coach search might be nearing a conclusion. Oregon coach Chip Kelly was reportedly on the verge of being named the 14th full-time head coach in Browns’ history. But, speculation runs rampant in the NFL, and to quote baseball legend Yogi Berra, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” read…

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