EUGENE — Mark Helfrich’s entire press conference from 2014 National Signing Day. Helfrich speaks about each player in the class, outlines Oregon’s recruiting philosophy, and talks about the hiring of Don Pellum as defensive coordinator for the first time.
EUGENE — Oregon signed 21 players in its 2014 recruiting class, which is ranked 21st in the nation by 24/7 Sports. The class includes seven four-stars, 12 three-stars and one two-star, as well as a transfer, Wilsonville native Johnny Ragin. The Ducks missed out on John “Juju” Smith, a 5-star wide receiver from Long Beach, … Continue reading »
Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Don Pellum, who has encountered 23 years of coaching success at the University of Oregon as a football graduate assistant, linebackers coach, and a tutor of safeties and defensive linemen, has been elevated to the position of defensive coordinator according to the Ducks’ Head Coach Mark Helfrich. Pellum … Continue reading »
EUGENE — The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif broke the news that Oregon will promote linebackers coach Don Pellum to defensive coordinator. He joined KEZI 9 Sports on Sunday Sports Extra to discuss the hire.
Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE – A four-game Pac-12 Conference slate that includes meetings with Arizona, Colorado, Stanford and Washington, as well as a visit from Rose Bowl champion Michigan State, highlight another exciting University of Oregon 2014 home football schedule as released by the Pac-12 Conference office Wednesday. The Ducks’ 12-game regular-season schedule includes … Continue reading »
EUGENE — De’Anthony Thomas’s time in Eugene is over. After three electrifying years, Thomas will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to Oregon’s athletic website. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Thomas said in a statement provided to Oregon’s athletic … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — With the Alamo Bowl just two days away, local bars and restaurants are preparing for a rush from fans who will cheer for their team back here at home. The Wild Duck Cafe says it is expecting nothing short of a full house on Monday. The restaurant is already prepping for a … Continue reading »
SAN ANTONIO — Longtime Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti will retire after Monday’s Alamo Bowl, the school announced today. Aliotti has been Oregon’s defensive coordinator for two stints that totaled 17 years, and has spent 24 total years at Oregon. Aliotti held his final pre-game press conference this afternoon. KEZI 9 Sports is in San … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — While shopping was on the minds of many on Friday, football took center stage for others who were looking forward to this year’s Civil War game. Kickoff was at 4:00 p.m. at Autzen, but several tailgaters marked their spots early. Some even spent the Thanksgiving holiday in their tailgating spot. Fans we … Continue reading »
Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich: