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Report: Mark Helfrich joining Fox Sports as college football analyst

Former Oregon football head coach Mark Helfrich is returning to college football, although not in the capacity one might assume. On Tuesday, the Big Lead reported that Helfrich would be joining Fox Sports as an in-booth college football analyst for the upcoming season. The report comes via an anonymous source …

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Social media reacts: Players, fans and media on Mark Helfrich’s firing

Mark Helfrich has been fired as the head coach of Oregon football after eight total years with the program, the athletic department announced in a press release Tuesday evening. Helfrich will end his tenure with a 37-16 record. However, the Ducks finished 4-8 in 2016, including a loss to Oregon State. …

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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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Oregon football looks for new motivation without bowl eligibility

Without bowl game eligibility as a possibility for Oregon after its 52-27 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, the Ducks are forced to find a new form of motivation going forward. Offensive linemen Cameron Hunt says, now that there is no potential bowl game to look forward to, the …

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Juwaan Williams: An unnoticed playmaker and invaluable leader

Every fan notices when a star player scores a touchdown or makes an interception, but for every game-changing play, there are 11 players on the field that work together to make it happen. When Charles Nelson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in Oregon’s game against Washington State, …

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Charles Nelson ‘not at all’ satisfied with his progression so far this season

Charles Nelson has been one of the highlights of the Oregon football roster since he first joined the team in 2014, but with his more centralized role on offense this season, he hasn’t made all the significant strides many expected. Last season, he made a transition to the secondary to …

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Q&A: Cameron Hunt reflects on his comments after Oregon’s loss to Washington

Following No. 5 Washington’s 70-21 drubbing of Oregon two weeks ago, Cameron Hunt made a comment that made its way into the national conversation. He told The Register-Guard‘s Austin Meek that roughly 30 to 40 percent of players on the team don’t care if the Ducks win or lose. ESPN reporter …

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Practice Report: Ducks must make Luke Falk hold the football to stop WSU pass attack

Thursday’s Oregon football practice was routine as usual, except for one thing: a bull corralled just outside of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. The bull is being held for the Professional Bull Riders event at Matthew Knight Arena this weekend. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich commented that he would have taken a …

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Cameron Hunt learning to keep emotions ‘in check’ to save starting position

Senior guard Cameron Hunt’s starting position is in hot water. With 31 career starts, Hunt entered the season the most experienced member of a young offensive line. He and junior left tackle Tyrell Crosby were tabbed as the leaders and linchpins of the unit. But after multiple personal fouls, other …

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Oregon comes up one play short from 16-point deficit against Colorado

It looked as though it could be a comeback to remember, but ended as one of Oregon football’s most discouraging Pac-12 openers. After overcoming a 23-7 deficit to lead 38-33 late in the third quarter, Oregon ultimately lost to Colorado 41-38 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. In a season filled …

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Ducks try to rally past season-ending injuries and Nebraska loss

After losing to Nebraska last Saturday, the Ducks are trying to look past the tough defeat and focus on the upcoming game against Colorado. But looking ahead has been harder than expected, after news Monday that both Tyrell Crosby and Devon Allen are out with season-ending injuries. “That’s like getting …

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Video: Mark Helfrich talks practicing indoors, previews Georgia State

The biggest question entering Oregon’s game versus Georgia State is: Who will start at quarterback? No, this isn’t an article from the preseason when Vernon Adams Jr. was studying math and Jeff Lockie was playing with the team. Adams Jr. broke his finger against Eastern Washington, played through the pain …

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Marcus Mariota shines in NFL debut, sets multiple league and franchise records

– Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looked everything like the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner in his NFL Debut Sunday. Mariota, who was drafted with the second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in May, threw for 209 yards and four touchdown passes in a 42-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He became the …

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich and the Oregon Ducks prepared for Saturday’s season-opener

Head coach Mark Helfrich addressed the media on Tuesday regarding the Ducks’ preparation for their first game of the season against Eastern Washington University, Saturday. Coach Helfrich commends the defense for its energy and effort, and is confident Vernon Adams will play against his former team at a high level. Watch and listen below.

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie at quarterback

Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie for the starting quarterback position, and Royce Freeman expresses excitement for the first game of the 2015-2016 season. Follow Samuel Marshall on Twitter @samwow55

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Video: Mark Helfrich addresses the media after week two of practice

Head coach Mark Helfrich addressed the media on Saturday, answering many depth chart questions. He expects the quarterback battle to “shake itself out” next week, and a depth chart should begin to take shape in 3-4 days. Follow Samuel Marsall on Twitter @samwow55

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The 'Helfrich way': A mark defined by commitment and culture

DALLAS, Texas – Taking a seat at the Paramount Studios for the Pac-12 Media Days in late July, Mark Helfrich suddenly met a swarm of reporters encircling him. For the better part of an hour, he was pressed with a variety of questions as cameras and audio recorders overwhelmed the …

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Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark …

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Oregon's Mark Helfrich and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher discuss College Football Playoff

On the first day of 2015, the College Football Playoff will begin. The first of the two semifinal games is between No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State and will be held at the Rose Bowl. It will pit Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and FSU head coach Jimbo …

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Marcus Mariota's five touchdowns lead way in Oregon's 51-13 rout of Arizona

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been …

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GameDay: Ducks shown 'proper way' to practice and it has become evident in their play

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to …

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GameDay: Oregon seeks redemption in Pac-12 title game

The stage is set for Oregon’s biggest game of the year. Pac-12 title? Yes. Bid to the inaugural College Football Playoffs? You bet. Regardless of whether or not the complexion of the rematch will be any different than the Oct. 2 meeting, which ended in a 31-24 result in favor of …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Postseason play up next for Oregon fall sports

– After Arizona emerged as the Pac-12 south champion, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke with the media about having to break the team’s two-year skid against the Wildcats with a playoff bid and a conference championship on the line. – Oregon’s dominant Civil War victory proved that the team is …

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Marcus Mariota says likely goodbye to Autzen Stadium

There was 13:21 left in the game when Marcus Mariota jogged out to begin Oregon’s drive from its own five-yard line. Mariota handed off the ball to Kenny Bassett for a gain of one yard. Mariota didn’t look to the bench for the next play, instead he jogged toward the Oregon …

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Passing of the torch highlights Oregon's senior day

On a day that is reserved every year for the seniors on Oregon’s football team, the Ducks’ final home game of the year proved to be so much more than a “goodbye.” Of course there were the emotional moments between head coach Mark Helfrich and his seniors before the first kickoff. …

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Passing of the torch highlights Oregon’s senior day

On a day that is reserved every year for the seniors on Oregon’s football team, the Ducks’ final home game of the year proved to be so much more than a “goodbye.” Of course there were the emotional moments between head coach Mark Helfrich and his seniors before the first kickoff. …

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Kaelin Clay fumble was the turning point in No. 5 Oregon’s 51-27 victory over No. 20 Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Mackenzie Westfall and her father Bill were standing in the front row of section 22 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The tandem, dressed from head-to-toe in Oregon apparel, had made the five hour drive to Salt Lake City, Utah from their Boise, Idaho home to watch the Ducks …

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Oregon football practice recap: Staggering numbers for Ducks’ defense on road

It was a business as usual type day for the Oregon football team Thursday as it prepares to fly to Salt Lake City, Utah for Saturday’s game. Facing its last true road test of the season against a Utah team with plenty of characteristics about itself that create difficult match-ups …

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Oregon football maintains ‘one game at a time’ mentality heading into Stanford game

A lot will be riding on Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Stanford. The first official playoff committee rankings are scheduled to be released this Tuesday and it will coincide with an opportunity for the Ducks to end the quote unquote “Stanford problem.” “You can’t let your emotions get the best of …

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Marcus Mariota doesn’t let the moment get too big for him at Levi’s Stadium

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was dishing out the standard postgame comments in regard to Marcus Mariota. After watching his team cruise to a 59-41 victory over Cal, Helfrich called his quarterback a “stud” and continued to ramble on about how unique Mariota is to the rest of the college …

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