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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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Deep Dive: Get to know the Oregon State Beavers

Last season ended with Oregon State picking up their first victory over the Ducks since 2007, and the win had many in Corvallis believing that 2017 might be the year the Beavers turn the corner. But a 31-point thrashing on the road against Colorado State to open the season, followed …

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One year later, the Civil War looks a lot different

  Following the Ducks’ 30-28 victory over No.11 Utah last year, there were many who believed that the win would allow Mark Helfrich to keep his job as head coach. The following week, Oregon dropped a 34-24 contest to Oregon State to conclude the season. Gut-wrenching. Heartbreaking. Rock bottom. It …

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Oregon wide receivers are back in business

When the Ducks hosted Utah on Oct. 25 at Autzen Stadium, Oregon’s offense pulled out a trick play. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister pitched the ball to senior wide receiver Charles Nelson, and after nearly going down, found Jacob Breeland in the end zone for one of Oregon’s two passing touchdowns. That …

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Players to watch in the Civil War

Ryan Nall / Running back / Oregon State Ryan Nall is a star in an otherwise underwhelming offense. Nall is ninth in the Pac-12 with 76.9 yards per game. He has been the lead back for the Beavers since his redshirt sophomore year, and he currently starts ahead of former …

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War Daddy: Henry Mondeaux sets the tone for Oregon’s present and future

You won’t find a definition for the term “war daddy” in a regular dictionary. Instead, you’d have to go to Urban Dictionary, an online crowdsourced lexicon of slang, where you’d find that it means: “A beastly defensive lineman that eats up blockers and spits them out for dinner.” You also …

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Raincoats and redemption, Ducks prepare for the 121st Civil War

The eight-game Civil War winning streak of the Oregon Ducks came to an end last year as the Oregon State Beavers claimed the victory, 34-24, for the first time since 2007. “I remember it started to rain,” Oregon State head coach Cory Hall said on Monday. “I remember seeing that …

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Oregon vs Arizona

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday 48-28.

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Freeman breaks more records, this time it’s about touchdowns

The last time Royce Freeman was talking about breaking records, he did it after becoming Oregon’s all-time rushing yards leader, passing LaMichael James. It was in a loss to UCLA, so the loss overshadowed the career achievement. On Saturday night, in Oregon’s 48-28 victory over, Freeman had two milestones: He …

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Herbert’s return revitalizes the Ducks, proving how valuable he is

All eyes were on Autzen Stadium’s jumbotron as injured redshirt senior Doug Brenner announced Oregon’s starting lineup ahead of the Ducks’ game against Arizona. An image of quarterback Justin Herbert appeared on the screen and the roar of the crowd came before Brenner could even say a word. Herbert was …

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Ducks prevail 48-28 in physical game against Arizona

The last time the Arizona Wildcats played in Autzen Stadium, they defeated the No. 2 Oregon Ducks 31-24, stopping the Marcus Mariota-led offense. They met again in 2014, this time in the Pac-12 Championship game. Both teams had an opportunity to make the inaugural College Football Playoff, but the Ducks …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks defeat Arizona 48-28

The Oregon Ducks (6-5) defeated the Arizona Wildcats (7-4) 48-28 to clinch a bowl game. The Ducks contained Heisman contender Khalil Tate while Oregon’s rushing game exploded for 353 total yards. Key Plays — Royce Freeman gave the Ducks a 35-21 lead after an 11-yard touchdown run. He reached over …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Oregon leads Arizona 28-21

Halftime rapid reaction with @ShawnMedow. Oregon leads Arizona 28-21. Herbert is back and Ducks hold Tate to 18 rushing yards. pic.twitter.com/UPnvm7ooSm — Jack Butler (@Butler917) November 19, 2017 Justin Herbert returned to the starting lineup as Oregon football took on Arizona. At halftime, the Ducks lead the Wildcats 28-21. Key …

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