Topic: Mark Helfrich

Regardless of the coordinator, problems at defense persist leading up to Michigan State

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 10:01 pm.

Getting bigger and stronger seemed to be the first message that both Mark Helfrich and first-year defensive coordinator Don Pellum carried over into the offseason following last year’s interior defensive struggles. It was no secret that a blueprint was starting to be formed on how to beat Oregon and keep its offense – that is […]


Oregon running backs in three-way tie on South Dakota game depth chart

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:05 pm.

(Marcus Mariota recaps this year’s Fall Camp and discusses the battle at the running back position heading into their season opener against South Dakota) The Oregon football team released their depth chart for the upcoming season opener against South Dakota. Despite the game being just under a week away, the Ducks have yet to settle the […]


Gameday: Troy Hill’s path to redemption started in a jail cell and continues on the football field

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:01 pm.

Sitting in a dimly lit jail cell, Troy Hill saw everything he’d ever worked for slipping away. With only two options, he was faced with the most difficult decision of his life. Hill could either drift into obscurity and make that cell his new home, or pick himself up and fight for what he wanted, […]


GameDay: Depth at wide receiver gives Oregon options

By on Friday, Aug. 8 at 4:40 pm.

The depth at the wide receiver position for Oregon isn’t a problem. With roughly seven players who are expected to contribute, the Ducks are merely going to have to narrow down their rotation. “We’re all out here grinding,” Darren Carrington said. “Whoever plays is gonna play. We’re all friends so it don’t really even matter because […]


GameDay: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall benefit from shared competitive nature

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 9:49 pm.

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett has witnessed a phenomenon occur every year with his new freshmen teammates. Fresh out of high school, new players enter the program with confidence and a reluctance to hard work that blinds them from the culture in place. “When people come in — all the freshmen — they don’t really […]


GameDay: Kostecka: Strong leaders will push Oregon to success

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:03 pm.

“Enculturating” was the word of the day during the Oregon football team’s media day on Monday. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich opened his press conference by saying, “The veteran guys have done a great job of enculturating these young guys into our deal.” Leadership to any team is extremely important, but to a team like […]


GameDay: Oregon players don’t see the benefit of limiting NFL Draft evaluations

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 pm.

Oregon center Hroniss Grasu made the decision to return to college for a final year before he received his NFL Draft evaluation. “Whatever that letter said, I made my decision before and I told myself whatever it said I’m going to go back no matter what,” Grasu said. That feeling wasn’t universal among draft-eligible underclassmen […]


Emerald Quick Hits: 2014 IAFF World Junior Championships come to Hayward Field

By on Monday, Jul. 21 at 5:19 pm.

- Hayward Field will play host to the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships from Tuesday through Sunday. Oregon will have three current and three future track and field athletes representing the team at the championships. Ashlee Moore (heptathlon), Raevyn Rogers (800) and Ariana Washington (100) will compete at Hayward Field for the Junior Championships and […]


Reporters discuss 2014 Pac-12 football season

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 4:23 pm.

With the college football season on the horizon, members of the The Emerald, Daily Bruin and Stanford Daily sport staffs chimed in to discuss the upcoming Pac-12 season. The following content was provided by reporters Hayden Kim (Emerald), Kevin Bowman (Daily Bruin) and David Cohn (Stanford Daily). All three teams are set to begin their […]


Four-star quarterback Travis Waller verbally commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 1 at 11:52 am.

Four-star dual-threat quarterback Travis Waller verbally committed to the University of Oregon Tuesday morning via his Twitter account. Ranked 141st on the ESPN 300, Waller is listed as the fourth-best quarterback in the nation going into his senior season. I am truly blessed to announce that I will be committing to the University of Oregon!! […]


Four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jun. 24 at 1:41 pm.

After taking an unofficial visit to the University of Oregon on Friday, four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile committed to the Ducks on Tuesday. Officially an Oregon duck!! It's a blessing words can't describe my excitement to join the program. Thanks to all who supported me — Alex Ofodile (@alexofodile4) June 24, 2014 Ofodile, a 6-foot-3 […]


“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 […]


Oregon Ducks defensive back Eric Amoako to transfer in hopes of playing closer to home

By on Thursday, Jun. 12 at 4:29 pm.

The Oregon football team confirmed the transfer of defensive back Eric Amoako Thursday afternoon. According to DuckTerritory, Amoako’s decision to transfer revolved around playing closer to his home town of Arlington, Texas. “Eric asked for, and received, a release shortly after the conclusion of Spring football practice,” Mark Helfrich said in a statement released to […]