Topic: Mark Helfrich

Walk-ons will benefit most from unlimited meals, Oregon football coaches and players say

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 2:17 pm.

The NCAA Legislative Council approved a rule on Tuesday that would allow student-athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks. The rule can be finalized by next Thursday when the Division I Board of Directors meets. After Oregon’s spring football practice Wednesday, coaches and players were asked about the new rule, and a common theme emerged. […]


Players and coaches speak about the importance of Bralon Addison in wake of reported injury

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 2:20 pm.

After Oregon concluded its sixth practice of the spring, the talk was all about Bralon Addison’s ACL injury, which was first reported by Aaron Fentress of CSN Northwest. Addison, who was in line to become the Ducks’ No. 1 receiver in the fall after Josh Huff graduated, was at practice today, according to head coach […]


Raw video: Mark Helfrich on center backups and running back competition

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 2:10 pm.

After Monday’s spring football practice, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke to the media and discussed two offensive positions: center and running back. Hroniss Grasu has earned first-team all-Pac-12 honors the last two seasons, so barring anything unforeseen, he will be the starting center next season. But the Ducks still needs backups and Helfrich discussed […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Kailee Cuico wins Pac-12 softball player of the week

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 3:15 pm.

- Oregon softball’s Kailee Cuico was named the Pac-12 player of the week on Monday, after a record-setting weekend against No. 1 UCLA. Cuico broke the Oregon RBI record after a three-run home run during Saturday’s 12-4 win over the Bruins (she also hit a grand slam later in the game). The record isn’t the first […]


Oregon football: Ducks defense has a different swagger under Don Pellum

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 3:25 pm.

It’s only been two days of spring practices, but the defensive side of the ball for the Oregon football team is exuding a different swagger under new defensive coordinator Don Pellum. “We’re talking about playing with some confidence and a chip,” Pellum said following Tuesday’s practice. “In football, you’ve got to walk up with attitude […]


Oregon football: Learning and maturing are two of biggest spring keys for a successful season

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 6:43 pm.

Spring football can best be described as a tune-up for the Oregon football team. It’s a 15-practice period where players and coaches gear up for the slowly approaching start of the upcoming season. Regardless of stature and experience, this time frame is also used as a chance to learn and improve for everyone associated with […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Men’s basketball emotions on full display in locker room following NCAA tournament loss

By on Sunday, Mar. 23 at 5:56 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 17-23. Men’s basketball “It was really a disappointing loss. We played pretty well the […]


Oregon wide receiver Eric Dungy transferring to South Florida, sources tell ESPN

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 12:38 pm.

Oregon wide receiver Eric Dungy will likely transfer to the South Florida, sources told ESPN. The announcement has not been made official by the UO athletic department yet. According to reports, Dungy and his father — former NFL head coach Tony Dungy — visited USF on Wednesday. The university is located in Dungy’s hometown of Tampa, Fla. Since […]


Emerald Quick Hits: The Oregon women’s basketball season comes to an end

By on Friday, Mar. 7 at 4:25 pm.

- The Oregon women’s basketball season came to a close last night as the Ducks fell in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament 107-100 to Washington State. Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 28 points and 21 rebounds. Despite Alleyne’s strong performance, Oregon couldn’t control Washington State’s Tia Presley and Lia Galdeira. The dynamic […]


Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown reflects on December snow incident and suspension

By on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:23 pm.

The Emerald sat down with Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown this morning and discussed last December’s snowball fight incident, after which Brown was suspended for the Alamo Bowl due to his involvement. Brown talked about his actions on Dec. 6, the criticism he received, the extensive media attention surrounding the incident and his suspension. When the […]


National Signing Day: Mark Helfrich says Oregon is ‘really happy’ with its 21 new players

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:18 pm.

At the end of college football’s National Signing Day, Oregon ended up with 21 commitments in total, four transfers and 17 freshmen. Although there were no five-star recruits in the class, cornerback Arrion Springs and running back Royce Freeman were both highly recruited and were praised by head coach Mark Helfrich. “Not the biggest guy […]


National Signing Day: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich provides analysis of each commit

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:23 pm.

Mark Helfrich held a press conference this afternoon to talk about National Signing Day. Before fielding questions from the media, Helfrich gave a brief rundown of all 21 committed players for next season, beginning with the four transfers. Below are quotes from him on each player. Dominique Harrison, CB, Tracy, Calif. (Contra Costa College): “Already […]


Mattrell Mcgraw, Royce Freeman highlight National Signing Day for Oregon football

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:08 pm.

His options were down to Texas A&M and Oregon, and Mattrell McGraw was still undecided up until today’s National Signing Day. But earlier today, the No. 13 safety, according to ESPN Recruiting, from River Ridge, La. announced on Wednesday that he will attend Oregon and play for the Ducks during his college career. McGraw said […]


Oregon secondary coach John Neal to be defense’s passing game coordinator

By on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:15 pm.

Oregon secondary coach John Neal turned down an interview with the University of Alabama at Birminghan (UAB) Wednesday morning and will be back for another season with the Ducks. He’ll also see an increase in his duties next year. According to head coach Mark Helfrich, Neal will serve as the defense’s passing game coordinator this upcoming […]


Erik Chinander named Oregon outside linebackers coach

By on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 2:12 pm.

Erik Chinander has officially been named Oregon’s new outside linebackers coach today. Previous Oregon linebacker coach was Don Pellum, who was named the Ducks’ new defensive coordinator after Nick Aliotti’s retirement. Pellum will still coach inside linebackers. Chinander, an Iowa native, was as assistant defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 season […]


‘Honored’ new defensive coordinator Don Pellum once thought about leaving Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:17 pm.

Appearing in a black suit complimented by a white shirt and striped blue tie, Don Pellum held his first press conference as the defensive coordinator for the Oregon football team Tuesday afternoon. Pellum, who has been with the program for 23 years, opened the conference by thanking God, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and head […]