Topic: Mike Bellotti

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, […]

For all the money college sports teams bring in, should student athletes be paid?

By on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:26 am.

Elated over his upcoming 22nd birthday, Josh Huff did what many college students would do. Last weekend, he went online and told his friends about his weekend party and — heads-up — he would be charging a cover to recoup some of the expense. But Huff isn’t like most college students. As a wide receiver for […]

Home-grown Mark Helfrich brings Oregon roots back to the Ducks

By on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10:10 am.

Don’t expect Oregon football to change much under Mark Helfrich. The new head coach has already said “99.2 percent” of the operations will be run just as former head coach Chip Kelly ran them. Ostensibly that means more of the same — closed practices, sexy jerseys and, fans hope, wins. But the biggest difference Helfrich […]

Chip Kelly’s legacy: No one was wiser than the man in the visor

By on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 12:46 am.

There’s no joy in Mudville. The news of Chip Kelly’s departure for the NFL reached campus Wednesday, as students slogged to class through frozen mud and frost. Despite the cold, hands stayed glued to iPhones, calling friends to share the news and staying warm with the blaze of tweets chronicling the end of Kelly’s saga. […]

Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti talks to ESPN about Chip Kelly leaving for Philadelphia Eagles

By on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3:24 pm.

Two hours after news broke about Chip Kelly’s departure from Oregon, his predecessor Mike Bellotti gave his thoughts on Kelly’s decision to join the Philadelphia Eagles as their head coach, taking over after former coach Andy Reid was fired on Dec. 31. Read the transcript here: “… I think obviously something changed in his thinking and I […]

Swoosh, there it is: Phil Knight’s relationship with the University of Oregon

By on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11:12 pm.

As Knight’s two alma mater’s are set to play each other this Saturday, it’s a good point in time to reflect on how far the University of Oregon has come in such a short amount of time. Knight’s philanthropy has left a lasting impression on this campus in a multitude of ways, but when you’re sitting either at home, at Autzen or at the bar this Saturday when the Ducks take the field against the Stanford Cardinal, try and imagine what things would be like if Knight hadn’t picked Oregon.

Mike Bellotti: Highest paid beneficiary of Oregon public employees retirement system

By on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:08 pm.

According to data released monday, the top beneficiary of the Oregon public employees retirement system (PERS) is former Oregon football head coach Mike Bellotti. Bellotti, who retired from the University last year to become an analyst for ESPN, receives a monthly pension of $41,341, an annual total of almost $500,000. He is one of 837 […]