Topic: Philadelphia Eagles

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 […]

Through hair-cutting, Rodney Witherspoon has ingrained himself in Oregon athletics

By on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 8:23 am.

His walls are littered with Oregon posters. He wears an Oregon ‘O’ on his chest. But until this year, Rodney Witherspoon wasn’t associated with the University of Oregon. Well, not officially at least. This past football season, the Oregon football team opened its doors to the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, a football facility unparalleled by any university […]

Sources tell Oregonian that Don Pellum will be Oregon’s next defensive coordinator

By on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3:38 pm.

Former Oregon linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Don Pellum will succeed Nick Aliotti as Oregon’s defensive coordinator next season, multiple sources told the Oregonian on Saturday. Pellum’s promotion has not been made official by the school and the university is not expected to announce the move until after the weekend, according to one of the […]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Oregon volleyball wins in five sets, Richie Incognito used racial slurs towards teammate

By on Monday, Nov. 4 at 2:37 pm.

Good: – Oregon volleyball broke its three-game losing streak in memorable fashion, winning the first five-set game of the year against Arizona. The Wildcats took an early 2-1 set lead, though each set was closely played. Oregon survived the fourth set after giving up a big lead and then went on to win a close […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Wieber: Chip Kelly a surprising hero in wake of sanctions

By on Thursday, Jun. 27 at 11:07 am.

When Chip Kelly left Oregon for the NFL, Duck fans voiced their opinions. Some ranted to their friends, others took to Twitter and, in an extreme case, some did doughnuts in the lawn of the former coach’s Eugene home. Whatever the situation was, the on-again, off-again relationship between Kelly and the NFL left Duck fans feeling betrayed. […]

Chip Kelly responds to NCAA sanctions

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 3:05 pm.

In a statement issued by the Philadelphia Eagles, former Oregon coach Chip Kelly responded to the NCAA Committee on Infractions report on recruiting violations committed by the football program: “Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, […]

Zone Read AM: UO pitchers stack up awards, Eagles’ have a QB battle

By on Monday, Jun. 10 at 11:44 am.

The National College Baseball Writer’s Association just named Oregon pitchers Cole Irvin and Garrett Cleavinger to the second-team All American list. Last week, the pair was named to the Freshman Louisville Slugger All-American team. Cleavinger went 9-0 on the season while Irvin was 12-3. More info here. *** Chip Kelly has told the media and […]

Zone Read PM: Television schedule for Oregon football announced, Chip Kelly still quiet about injuries

By on Wednesday, May. 29 at 3:20 pm.

As the weather turns warmer and summer begins to approach, we begin to look forward to fall camp and the return of football in Eugene. The Ducks are once again in the talk to be a national title contender and are in the upper echelon of the Pac-12 conference. That being said, Oregon has become […]

Zone Read PM: Coach Aliotti talks spring game, J.R. Smith awarded Sixth Man Award

By on Tuesday, Apr. 23 at 1:52 pm.

The long-awaited spring game is quickly approaching. Not only will it be the beginning of the Mark Helfrich era, it will also be a great opportunity for incoming players along with second-year players who may not have played much last season to come in and prove that they belong on this team. Coach Aliotti is […]

Former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon reunites with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia

By on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:58 pm.

The speculation that started when Chip Kelly took the head coaching job in Philadelphia came to fruition today when it was announced that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon would be joining Kelly with the Eagles. Dixon’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, tweeted Thursday that Dixon would be signing a two-year deal. Dennis Dixon (aka #swoosh10) has agreed […]

Zone Read AM: Artis unlikely to return this week, Vick could be Kelly’s QB

By on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 3:23 pm.

The Ducks’ men’s basketball team put an end to a three-game losing streak with a win over Utah on Saturday despite still missing freshman point guard Dominic Artis. While it had been previously reported that Artis could return “soon” by many news outlets, it appears he will not take the floor against the Washington schools […]

Chip Kelly’s playbook already making a splash in the NFL

By on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10:35 am.

Chip Kelly will get his shot to prove his worth in the NFL next year with the Philadelphia Eagles, but elements of Kelly’s success precede him. The driving force behind Oregon’s famously relentless offensive attack is the zone-read option. For a casual fan, the rushing scheme thrives on deception. The quarterback either gives or fakes […]

Reports: Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro to leave Ducks and join Chip Kelly and the Eagles

By on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:53 pm.

Former Duck Brandon Hanna tweeted Thursday evening that Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro will join Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Howard Eskin, a sports talk radio personality in Philadelphia, also tweeted the news, though the reports have not been confirmed by the Eagles or the Oregon athletic department. If it’s true, Azzinaro would be the […]