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 »
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 – The University of Oregon has announced that quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to school for the 2014 season. Both were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team for the second straight season. Mariota was considered a top-5 prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft, had he chosen to leave school. Grasu … Continue reading »
Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona raced past Oregon for its biggest win in over two decades. By doing so, the Wildcats ended the Ducks’ national-championship hopes and may have knocked them out of the BCS altogether. Ka’Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona’s all-time leading rusher, and … Continue reading »
Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Marcus Mariota’s knee didn’t matter all that much against Utah. Oregon’s sophomore quarterback threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns and the sixth-ranked Ducks rebounded from last week’s loss to Stanford with a 44-21 victory over Utah on Saturday. Mariota went into the game with questions about the … Continue reading »