Topic: Chip Kelly

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

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 1:21 pm.

- 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 all season. Linebackers Shaq Thompson […]


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

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:19 pm.

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 found the end zone twice […]


“Win the Day” slogan temporarily taken down at Autzen Stadium

By on Wednesday, Jun. 18 at 5:59 pm.

The “Win the Day” slogan has become synonymous with Oregon football and more specifically, with former head coach Chip Kelly, who popularized the phrase during his run. Painted on the corners of the end zones at Autzen Stadium, the shield logo has surrounded Oregon’s turf field with its vibrant white and yellow finish since its arrival. However, Oregon senior […]


Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla earns tryout at Green Bay Packers rookie minicamp

By on Friday, May. 16 at 2:20 pm.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla will try out for the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Lyerla will compete among a pool of 58 rookies at the Packers’ rookie camp. In the weeks after he withdrew from Oregon, Lyerla was charged with cocaine possession and interfering with police. At the NFL combine, Lyerla said he wanted opportunity […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Former Oregon players find NFL homes

By on Monday, May. 12 at 4:13 pm.

- The 2014 NFL draft occurred this past weekend and four former Oregon football players got selected by professional organizations. On Friday, Josh Huff heard the call from a familiar person when the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly made Huff the 86th overall pick. Next off the board for Oregon was De’Anthony Thomas. The […]


Hoyt: Oregon football pursues recruits that fit regardless of ranking

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 2:19 pm.

It’s easy, in this day and age, to believe that a high recruiting class ranking will automatically parlay into success from the players who commit. This is a massive misconception. National Signing Day, the day where high school athletes sign letters of intent to attend universities, has turned into a holiday for college football fans. […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Marcus Mariota wins quarterback award, former Duck sets 5,000-meter record

By on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:01 pm.

- Oregon’s Marcus Mariota received the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) quarterback trophy on Thursday. Mariota is the fourth Duck in five seasons to win a CFPA trophy. LaMichael James (freshman award) won in 2009, Cliff Harris (punt returner) won in 2010 and De’Anthony Thomas (kickoff returner) won in 2011. – Emerald sports reporter Jonathan Hawthorne previews […]


Take a knee: Bralon Addison talks closest teammates, Chip Kelly-Mark Helfrich comparisons

By on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4:36 pm.

As the 10th-ranked Ducks prepare for their matchup against Texas in the Alamo Bowl, wide receiver Bralon Addison had a moment to reflect back on who has been the biggest mentors and supporters throughout his career. In addition to giving insight on who his closest teammates are, Addison spoke on the recent suspensions as well […]


Oregon football practice recap: Mark Helfrich talks team discipline

By on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4:38 pm.

With Troy Hill’s indefinite suspension, the Ducks are facing team discipline issues that have been a somewhat common theme this year. Hill is the fourth Oregon player to be suspended for a game this year as he joins former tight end Colt Lyerla, safety Eric Dargan and tight end Pharaoh Brown to be suspended for […]


Hoyt: Oregon football 2013 — a bump in the road, not the end of an era

By on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1:08 pm.

Throughout a season filled with championship aspirations and dramatic letdowns, the Oregon football team has emphasized the importance of turning a page. The Ducks might have stumbled upon a perfect way to end a chapter, and an era, in program history. Following a 42-31 comeback victory over Oklahoma State in the 2008 Holiday Bowl, Oregon, […]


GameDay: Duck football doesn’t often let a loss carry over to the next game

By on Friday, Nov. 15 at 1:32 pm.

After compiling a 54-8 record over the past five years, Oregon has only lost back-to-back games once and that was when it lost the 2010-2011 national championship game to Auburn and the following season opener against LSU. Other than that, the Ducks have always responded each loss with a victory and will try to continue […]