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Chip Kelly praises Oregon football fans and Autzen Stadium during Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — November 3, 2018 is a date circled on many Oregon football fans’ calendars. Chip Kelly, who led Oregon football to a Rose Bowl title in two appearances and a national championship game as head coach, will return to Autzen Stadium in charge of UCLA. He’s not sure …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon’s fast-paced offense meets the stout Washington defense

– Coming off their best conference showing of the season, the Ducks are determined to build on their lead in the Pac-12 North against the rival Huskies. Oregon ran the ball against UCLA like the field was on a slope, and the O-line protected Mariota as well as it has …

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GameDay: Q&A with Oregon place holder and Eugene native Taylor Alie

The place holding position with the Ducks is starting to become a tradition shared by Eugene natives. After former Oregon backup quarterback and South Eugene alumni, Dustin Haines carried the duties last season, former Sheldon High School quarterback Taylor Alie has since taken over. In his redshirt freshman season, Alie …

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Q&A: Kirk Herbstreit doesn’t have Oregon in his final four

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit had a moment to speak with the media prior to tomorrow’s Gameday for the matchup between No. 3 Oregon and N0. 7 Michigan State. Herbstreit, who is a former Ohio State quarterback, discussed what he liked about Eugene, Oregon, the state of the Big Ten and what …

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GameDay: Aliotti’s retirement creates another change for the Ducks

An hour before he was about to address the media for the first time in San Antonio, defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti had a big announcement to make. The man who was been with the program for 24 years and held the position as defensive coordinator for 17, revealed that the …

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UO athletic department will be $3.5 million richer with Chip Kelly gone

With all the chatter focusing on Kelly’s transition to the NFL many overlooked the fact that the athletic department will be receiving a little extra income as a result of Kelly’s change of heart.

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Ducks, Inc.: Chip Kelly’s lawn vandalized

Chip Kelly has officially departed the Ducks, and someone is unhappy about it.

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College football coaches’ salaries are on the rise

The salaries of college football coaches have always been high — but over the past few years they’ve skyrocketed. According to USA Today’s list, the average annual salary of Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this year is $1.64 million. That’s a 12 percent increase from the previous year and a 70 …

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Ad campaign for UPS, other sponsors help build up Oregon football’s national image

Advertising campaigns make the world go round. They tell us what to buy, and when to buy it. They bring brands in and out of demand, and it’s no different for the world of collegiate sports. Over the past two decades, the business of corporate sponsorships in college athletics has …

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Ducks, Inc.: Oregon has ready replacement if Chip Kelly leaves, USA Today reports

I hate to fuel the “Will Chip leave?” fire, but USA Today’s George Schroeder — former sports columnist for the Eugene Register Guard  — reported today that Oregon would likely promote offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich in the event that head coach Chip Kelly accepts a position in the National Football …

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Oregon seniors reflect on careers before final collegiate football game

PHOENIX — Oregon head coach Chip Kelly hates looking ahead. Or behind. Or at anything other than the team’s next opponent, Kansas State. But for some of Oregon’s best players, their next opponent is their last. Offensive lineman Ryan Clanton took a winding path to Oregon that led him from …

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In light of NCAA meeting, Duck fans debate Chip Kelly's future

[View the story “Chip-to-NFL rumors return in full force after NCAA announcement” on Storify]

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Y! Sports: Oregon to appear before NCAA in connection to Lyles

The University of Oregon is anticipating a meeting with the NCAA’s committee on infractions this spring due to its relationship with prep adviser and recruiter Willie Lyles, according to Yahoo! Sports. “Sources with knowledge of the Ducks’ discussions” say the school failed to satisfy the NCAA through summary disposition. Neither …

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Willamette Week: How Chip Kelly’s focus on football ruffles boosters’ feathers

On Wednesday, Willamette Week published an in-depth look at Chip Kelly’s career at Oregon, both as a coach on the field and as an invaluable money generator off it. UO alum John Locanthi spoke to boosters, former coaches and players and members of the media to paint a portrait of a …

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Photo countdown: 18 days to the Fiesta Bowl

It’s only 18 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the …

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Oregon Ducks football isn't an upstart team anymore

People outside of the Ducks football universe like to say that Oregon is just a flavor-of-the-month program without any tradition. It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have any Heisman Trophy winners or national championships (yet), but the numbers simply don’t back up the notion that the Ducks are upstarts. When the …

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The calm and crucibles of Kiko Alonso

Growing up, Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso didn’t even want to play football. Born to Carlos and Monica Alonso in Newton, Mass., young Kristian was more interested in baseball, a sport rich with his family’s Hispanic tradition. “My dad is from Cuba, and he grew up in Puerto Rico,” Alonso says. …

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Video: Kiko Alonso reflects on his football career at Oregon

Kiko Alonso sits down with the Emerald for an exclusive interview on the pressures he has faced, mistakes he has made, and what he has done to progress as a football player at the University of Oregon.

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Chip Kelly's visor could be filled by Mark Helfrich

Mark Helfrich. Not the most familiar name to casual Duck fans. He doesn’t roam the secondary or sack quarterbacks for the Ducks. He isn’t even on the sidelines for Duck games. But he is of the utmost importance to Oregon football, and his relevance is growing every day. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@ Helfrich, …

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Oregon football's top 10 moments of 2012

#10 — Will Murphy gets a touchdown A walk-on player from Albany, Ore., less than an hour away from Eugene, Will Murphy was a redshirt scout team member in 2008. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he played minimal meaningful minutes. But in 2012, Murphy amassed 181 yards on 19 grabs, …

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Video: Chip Kelly after practice Wednesday

Chip Kelly discusses the upcoming game against Oregon State and playing over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Back to Earth: Overtime loss to Stanford punctures Oregon’s invulnerability

The Eugene rain stopped just before kickoff. That in itself was improbable, given the 90 percent chance forecasted earlier in the week. Then again, it never rains at Autzen Stadium. As the skies cleared up, and the lights and cameras turned on, everything seemed perfect — ESPN’s College GameDay crew …

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Stanford's rush defense proves to be as good as advertised

Stanford is who Chip Kelly thought they were. The Cardinal came into the game as the nation’s top rush defense and were billed as the toughest test the Ducks would face on the year. But the Ducks’ prolific rush offense also ranks among the nation’s best and the strength-against-strength matchup …

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Missed kicks will haunt Alejandro Maldonado, Oregon

The pouring rain ceased just before kickoff, but the darkest clouds ever seen at Autzen hung over the stadium and cast shadows of misery on the faces of fans, players and coaches alike, following the toughest loss the Ducks have suffered since quite possibly the 2011 title game. Marcus Mariota …

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Long: Ducks vs. Crimson Tide, the fight we wanted to see

Speed against power. Cutting edge meets tradition. Flashy versus methodical. New versus old. West Coast faces the Deep South. Visor takes on a polo. The prospect of an Alabama-Oregon BCS title game had all the makings of a fight to end all fights. This year, with Oregon’s offense in a …

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Clipped Wings: Oregon football loses key players to injuries as season goes on

A football season is a long and arduous process. You start out with players trained, conditioned and healthy, ready to go head-to-head to achieve an end goal. But as the schedule wears on, things can go awry, strategies aren’t up to snuff, leadership can be poor and casualties are suffered. …

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Zone Read AM: The Ducks ongoing injury woes, is Marcus Mariota better than 'Johnny Football'

First it was De’Anthony Thomas.  Now, it’s Bryan Bennett.  A source tells OregonLive that the Ducks backup quarterback has also been taking reps on defense.  As for how soon or how often Bennett will be seeing time on defense, it’s unlikely Chip Kelly is going to say anything about it. …

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Zone Read PM: Kelly and Aliotti forget USC, look to Cal

As Oregon football looks to their road game against Cal this Saturday (a chance to improve to 10-0) many eyes are still focusing on last week after news broke Wednesday night that a student manager for USC deflated the game balls. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly had no interest in …

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Will Cal's home magic help slow down the Ducks again?

The California Golden Bears must have the best defense in the entire country. At first glance, a layman might have made this deduction by seeing that California held the Oregon’s NASCAR offense to its lowest scoring efforts in the recent past — the most important being when the Bears kept …

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