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Live: Oregon football signing day

High school seniors from across the country are signing their national letter of intent on Wednesday as they choose where they will play college football. The Ducks are adding new faces to the team, ones that they hope will lead them to success over the next four years. They already …

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Report: Cort Dennison to be Oregon’s outside linebacker coach

Oregon is set to hire former Washington linebacker Cort Dennison to coach the outside linebackers, according to Cardinal Authority. Per multiple sources, Louisville LB coach and recruiting coordinator Cort Dennison expected to leave and take a position on Mario Critobal’s staff at Oregon. — Jody Demling (@jdemling) January 21, 2018 …

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Ducks to hire Washington State’s Jim Mastro as new running backs coach

Mario Cristobal continues to build his coaching staff this week with the hiring of Jim Mastro as the Ducks’ new running backs coach and run-game coordinator. Per the Seattle Times, Mastro — who spent the past six seasons with Washington State — will join the Ducks on a three-year, $375,000 …

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Report: Oregon to add Georgia’s strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld

Oregon is expected to hire  Aaron Feld, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Georgia, as the Ducks new strength coach, according to Fox Sports1’s Bruce Feldman. Feld replaces Irele Oderinde as Oregon’s head strength and conditioning coach. Oderinde left the program on Sunday to join Willie Taggart’s staff at …

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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Oregon extends contracts of Leavitt, Salave’a and Arroyo

Oregon’s coaching staff of the future is starting to come together. The program officially announced on Monday that three assistant coaches signed contract extensions. Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, offensive coordinator, quarterback and tight ends coach Marcus Arroyo and associate head coach and defensive run game coordinator Joe Salave’a all signed extensions. …

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Despite bright spots in defense, Oregon unable to stop Cedrick Wilson

LAS VEGAS — Before Oregon and Boise State took the field in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Broncos wide receiver Cedrick Wilson said that he was cautious of the Ducks’ secondary. “We see they have a lot of speed and their secondary is probably one of the biggest we’ve …

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Oregon offense struggles as Ducks lose 38-28 in Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS — As the first half wound down, Oregon behind Boise State 17-0, Justin Herbert took a snap and scrambled to his right as the Broncos defense closed in. He threw the ball to the right sideline and it was intercepted by Kekaula Kaniho, who returned it for a …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks fall to Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

The Oregon Ducks fall to the No. 25 Boise State Broncos, 38-28, in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Broncos suffocated the Oregon offense while the Ducks defense could not hold in the second half. Key Plays — Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien hit Alec Dhaenens for a 13-yard touchdown to give …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Oregon climbing back against Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

After an eventful first half, Boise State leads Oregon 24-14 with both Oregon touchdowns coming on interceptions. Key Plays — Oregon is forced to call timeout before the Ducks take their first snap of the game. Oregon goes three-and-out on its opening drive. — Boise State scored on its opening …

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Ducks wrap up preparation ahead of Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS — This time last year, Oregon football was focused on getting back to winning ways with a brand new coaching staff. This year, with Mario Cristobal at the helm following the exit of Willie Taggart, the feeling has some familiarity to it. “Coaching changes are always kind of …

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Freeman will not play in the Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon star running back Royce Freeman will not play against No. 25 Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, head coach Mario Cristobal told reporters on Friday. Instead, Oregon’s all-time leading rusher will watch from the sideline. Freeman is a projected early to mid-round NFL draft pick, and …

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Jalen Jelks to pass on NFL and stay for final season

Ahead of the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday against Boise State, Oregon defensive lineman Jalen Jelks told reporters that he will remain with the Ducks for final year of eligibility, passing on the NFL. “I’m back for sure,” Jelks said to reporters in Las Vegas. “I talked to my parents …

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The Mario Cristobal era officially begins at Oregon

Exactly one year ago to the day, Willie Taggart was introduced as the Oregon head football coach. Now he’s the head coach at Florida State and, on Friday, Oregon introduced Mario Cristobal as its new football coach. “I am honored to be here as the head football coach of the …

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Oregon to promote Mario Cristobal to head coach

Mario Cristobal was named Oregon football’s interim head coach after Willie Taggart decided to leave the Ducks for Florida State on Tuesday. Oregon confirmed Cristobal’s promotion on Friday afternoon after it was first reported by NBC Sports Northwest in the morning. As Oregon’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Taggart, Cristobal …

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Social media reactions to Taggart’s decision to leave Oregon for Florida State

On Tuesday, it was reported  that after one season as head coach of Oregon football, Willie Taggart would leave the Ducks to become the head coach at Florida State. Following several days of speculation and two interviews where Taggart would neither confirm nor deny his intentions, the news broke out …

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Willie Taggart leaving Oregon to become head coach at Florida State

After one season as Oregon head football coach, Willie Taggart will leave the program to take the head football coaching position at Florida State. On Tuesday, multiple reporters, ranging from the Oregonian’s John Canzano to Fox’s Bruce Feldman and former ESPN staffer Brett McMurphy, all cited sources who confirmed Taggart’s exit. Oregon confirmed the news in …

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Taggart answers more questions on FSU rumors, Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart walked into the press conference room on the third floor of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex with a smile on his face, ready to answer questions about Sunday’s news that Oregon earned a spot in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 16. Taggart wanted to keep the …

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Taggart addresses Florida State rumors

The rumor mill is spinning, and Oregon head coach Willie Taggart is in the middle of it. His name is surrounding the now vacant Florida State head coaching job after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. Taggart, a Florida native, addressed the media on Friday, and the focus was on …

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Reports: Oregon to offer Taggart new contract in wake of Florida State rumors

On Wednesday, USA Today reported that Oregon head coach Willie Taggart could be headed to Florida State if the Seminoles’ current head coach Jimbo Fisher leaves for Texas A&M. Then, Sports Illustrated reported that Oregon offered Taggart a new contract in hopes of retaining him if the FSU job opens. The …

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Civil War Recap

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Oregon State Beavers 69-10 on Saturday in the Civil War.

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Ducks rout Beavers 69-10 in Civil War

It didn’t take long to tell how the 121st edition of the Civil War would shake out. The Ducks elected to receive the opening kickoff, and on their return, Oregon State was flagged 15 yards for an unsportsmanlike penalty. Just seconds into the game, it was a sign of what …

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Oregon answered Oregon State’s trash-talk with a dominating victory

With six minutes and 22 seconds left in the third quarter, “We Will Rock You” by Queen began to play at Autzen Stadium. The crowd began to stomp its feet and sing along. The Ducks had just made it 62-7 against their in-state rivals, Oregon State, after linebacker Justin Hollins …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks get backups playing time and coast to 69-10 win

Key Plays — Aidan Schneider 25-yard field goal with 7:21 remaining in the third quarter — Darell Garretson has his pass tipped up into the air and then intercepted and returned for a touchdown increasing the lead to 62-7 with 6:22 remaining in the third quarter. Garretson later left the …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Oregon routing Oregon State 52-7

It’s the 121st all-time meeting between Oregon and Oregon State, and at the half, the Ducks lead the Beavers 52-7. Halftime rapid reaction. Oregon leads Oregon State 52-7. pic.twitter.com/mRCG2MAndy — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) November 26, 2017 Key Plays — Aidan Schneider converts a 31-yard field goal to put the Ducks …

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