Topic: Chip Kelly

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 […]

Chip Kelly’s offense still in question in NFL

By on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 11:51 am.

When Chip Kelly bolted to the Philadelphia Eagles this past January, the general perception was that Oregon’s football program would be well-suited under Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich. However, how Kelly’s high-geared offense would fare at the next level remained a question. After his third consecutive loss this season, Kelly’s splash into the league on Monday night […]

Emerald Roundtable: Predictions for Oregon vs. California

By on Saturday, Sep. 28 at 9:05 am.

Every week during football season, our sports staff will discuss different topics around an upcoming game. Today, digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Christopher Keizur and Justin Wise discuss Saturday’s matchup between Oregon and California. 1) What will be the matchup that decides the game? Why? Victor Flores – Fans are understandably excited to see […]

Zone Read: Ducks Hunter granted sixth year, Pettitte retiring again

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 1:17 pm.

Oregon pitcher Darrell Hunter was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday, meaning the senior can return to play for the Oregon baseball team this spring. Hunter missed two seasons due to a concussion he suffered in 2009, which has caused him to suffer through seizures. As a reliever last season, […]

Maiman: What can Mark Helfrich learn from Lane Kiffin’s mistakes?

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 10:32 am.

USC fans aren’t happy. The boos have been echoed in Memorial Coliseum and with some spray paint, the fire lanes in Los Angeles have been re-labeled “Fire Lane Kiffin.” The Trojans, who began this season ranked in AP’s top 25, vanished from the list after their 10-7 home loss against a much less talented Washington […]

Oregon vs. Tennessee: What to expect in the matchup between the Ducks and the Volunteers

By on Saturday, Sep. 14 at 8:46 am.

Two teams from two of the best conferences in the nation are set to collide at Autzen Stadium at 12:30 p.m. As Oregon continues it’s march towards a Pac-12 and national championship, the Ducks will have to get by SEC foe the Tennessee Volunteers. Set to meet for the second time in four years, the Ducks […]

GameDay: SEC teams don’t often make the trip out to Oregon territory

By on Wednesday, Sep. 11 at 7:09 pm.

Saturday will bring with it a rare sight for Oregon football fans as the Ducks host the Tennessee Volunteers of the vaunted Southeastern Conference. Tennessee coming to Autzen Stadium is about as much of a novelty as Washington State beating USC at the Coliseum: it rarely happens. The last time an SEC team traveled to the […]

Zone Read: De’Anthony Thomas Pac-12 Player of the Week, Chip Kelly wins NFL debut

By on Tuesday, Sep. 10 at 12:37 pm.

De’Anthony Thomas was recognized by conference officials after being named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for offense. Thomas had an impressive showing on the road for Oregon as the Ducks faced Virginia. He had 124 yards on only 11 carries, adding three touchdowns in the 59-10 win. Thomas is tied for the national scoring […]

GameDay: Oregon’s linebacker corps are the reason to watch the game

By on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:32 am.

The biggest question entering Oregon’s season opener against Nicholls State isn’t the transition from Chip Kelly to Mark Helfrich. It’s not how freshman Thomas Tyner will do in his first college game and it’s not how the defense will accompany a plethora of losses. It’s the linebacker corps. While the Ducks have out-scored their preseason […]