Ducks take momentum and mission into PAC-12 tournament

by DSH contributing writer Brian Mahuna The term wide open isn't just the thought Marcus Mariota would think before he launched a dime to a streaking Number 1 in green and gold. It's also a phrase that can be used to describe the upcoming PAC-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The top team, Arizona, has been […]


After a gray, dreary winter, the promise of spring practice

Spring practice starts April 1st. All the optimism and all the waiting gets rewarded with the first glimpse at a new team. In various polls and forecasts, the Ducks are in college football's Top Five, with an excellent chance of making the first year of the four-team playoff. Vegas oddsmakers rate the team as one […]


Mike Bellotti, Hall of Famer announced Thursday that former Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti is on the ballot this year for the College Football Hall Fame. 116-55 at Oregon with two conference titles, four 10-win seasons, three Top Ten rankings and a BCS bowl win, Bellotti deserves the Hall of Fame nod. He elevated Oregon football from a school […]

A legacy of great coaching

Somewhat lost in all the talk of coaching changes and promotions is the exceptional work of running backs coach Gary Campbell, who has mentored 18 1,000-yard rushing seasons by 14 different players. Credit also to Steve Greatwood and Neal Zoumboukos (1980-2005) who coached the offensive lines that powered these great performances:   Gary Campbell's 1000-yard […]


PAC-12 Basketball Week 2 Preview

by DSH contributor Eric Sloat Opening week of conference play had some of everything; a couple of blowouts, Arizona destroying Washington State, 60-25, and UCLA clubbing its cross-town rival, USC, 107-73, an upset, with Washington getting a valuable win on the road, taking Arizona State down, 76-65, and a last second victory for Oregon over […]


Using De’Anthony Thomas the right way

Although he's bigger at 6-1, 205, Sammy Watkins plays a role a lot like De'Anthony Thomas could be used for at Oregon if DAT decides to return for his senior year. Watkins had 16 catches for 227 yards and 2 tds in Clemson's 40-35 victory over Ohio State last night. The Tigers feature him as […]


The Big Sleep: Oregon offense hits the snooze button over last five games

    "Schemes and play calls don't win games, Execution wins games." –Chip Kelly It could be that the dominating 50-point explosions and relentless offensive fireworks shows that used to be Oregon football are behind them. Not the confetti shower they were looking for:  the Ducks brought down the balloons on an 11-2 season and […]

Nick Aliotti says good-bye

  Nick Aliotti gives his last interview after the Alamo Bowl, from KEZI-TV:

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Ducks waddle to Alamo win–What’s ahead?

1. A win is a win is win If you watched 15 minutes of the Arizona State game or caught the box score, you realize that any win in a bowl game is a good one. College football holds its exhibition season at the end, and half the teams don't show up. Oregon State played […]


Aliotti defense seals Alamo win, 11-2 season, Top Ten ranking

Marcus Mariota ran for 133 yards and passed for 253 in leading the Ducks to a 30-7 Alamo Bowl win over Texas Monday night.  The Oregon offense sputtered in the red zone and shot itself in the foot with missed blocks and untimely penalties, but pick sixes by Avery Patterson and Derrick Malone (37 and […]


Alamo bowl pregame

With Tyson Coleman in sweats and Derrick Malone possibly limited due to a late-season injury, the Ducks need one of their freshman linebackers, Tyrell Robinson or Torrodney Prevot to step up in a big way tonight. The other possibilities are Oshay Dunmore or Joe Walker, but with Texas figuring to test the Ducks with a […]


Oregon-Texas: Ducks set for a river walk in San Antonio

Motivation is supposed to be a big question mark for the Ducks this afternoon, but with a month off, saying good-bye to their defensive coordinator and 19 seniors, it really won't be. The Ducks Texas contingent will have extra fire for this game, and whatever weaknesses were exposed in the Stanford and Arizona games, they […]


San Antonio product Brown wants to carry the load at Alamo Bowl

In 2011 Malcolm Brown was a 5-star recruit and the #1 prep running back in the country, 6-0 and 220, a powerful inside runner who'd rushed for over 4700 yards and 54 touchdowns in two seasons, leading Byron Steele High of Cibolo, Texas to their first-ever 5A State Championship. Brown made Army All-American, and State […]