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  1. #1 What's going on at OREGON? 
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    One week the new strength coach works out his kids so hard that several have to go to the hospital. A week later, the new co-offensive coordinator gets popped for DUI and is probably going to lose his job. What is happening with program. Several outlets were even reporting that the strength coach did not even have the background and that he's not even registered (with training and certs) with the official NCAA folks that govern athletics and the strength and conditioning programs nationally.

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    All of the above compounded by some of the worst weather the Pacific Northwest (State of Oregon) has experienced in 20 years; Excessive snow, freezing rain, ice storms and below average temperatures, all of which lends to a dreary environment that can lead to dinking and other distracting outlets (can a sex scandal be far away). The program has it's work cut out for itself.
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    Do they not have Uber or Lyft in Eugene? Geezus, with all of that legal weed in Oregon who needs to drink....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoSooners View Post
    Do they not have Uber or Lyft in Eugene?
    No they don't, Taxi companies have fought tooth and nail to keep them out. Tough to catch a cab on normal day, if it's the weekend or god forbid a gameday you're better off walking or taking Bus cause you will wait hours for one and that's if you can even get them to pick up the phone.
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    I've used Lyft in PDX with some success WinOne
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    ...and for all you hungry tide fans, I congratulate you for seeing Sarkisian his way out the door after just one game.
    Its only a matter of time until he stinks up the place wherever he lands. He is the poster boy for mediocrity in the NFL.
    I was never a great fan of Atlanta pro ball anyway. Nothing gained nothing lost.

    But what do you think of Saban's original opinion of him now? Ya think Nick just might have caught a glimpse of the
    truth close up? I surely do and who knows, maybe he does have a little to do with that new "dent" in 'Bama's reputation?
    OK so maybe Saban fucked up (at least a little) when he hired him but he was man enough to own up to it so he didn't
    do what was needed to keep the new OC on the payroll. IMHO Saban is still at the top of the game. Both of his 2 NC game
    losses were to 2
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    There's hope on the horizon with the news that Oregon's 2017 recruiting class has come in ranked #16 with Scout.
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    I have a feeling the Oregon football team will show-up for all of their scheduled 2017 games. This year's successful recruiting class will lay the groundwork for a competitive output, especially if they bolstered their defensive ranks which I suspect has been going on for a couple of years now. It will be interesting to see how many of these new recruits will be able to contribute their first year.................Gosh, could their be another Marcus within ?
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    don't know about any new marcus's

    however I have nothing but good thpughts about their new head coach. so far I've heard nothing but good things about him too.

    he has a tough attitude but you can tell it's from his heart.

    I think the Duck braintrust came up.with a good one.
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    The Ducks offense is loaded with talent as expected. Possibly enough to take it all to the house. I just hope that sophomore QB of theirs can show that he learned things over the spring/summer break.
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    The Ducks offense is loaded with talent as expected. Possibly enough to take it all to the house. I just hope that sophomore QB of theirs can show that he learned things over the spring/summer break.
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    Excuse Conan for not mentioning the sorry ass Duck defense.
    Sorry my friend...offense AIN't the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
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    Excuse Conan for not mentioning the sorry ass Duck defense.
    Sorry my friend...offense AIN't the problem.
    Willie hired an excellent staff. They just need to get some talent/recruit (and Willie can do that - watch the team he left Charlie Strong in tampa this year).
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    http://coachingsearch.com/article?a=...-right-now-but

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
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    Excuse Conan for not mentioning the sorry ass Duck defense.
    Sorry my friend...offense AIN't the problem.
    Brady Hoke was a joke and he's gone like Helfrich.
    It was only a glitch Clover.
    Taggert demands and gets what he wants.
    I have no reservations about his hire.
    Their practice sessions have picked up 100% over last year.
    I like what I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post
    Brady Hoke was a joke and he's gone like Helfrich.
    It was only a glitch Clover.
    Taggert demands and gets what he wants.
    I have no reservations about his hire.
    Their practice sessions have picked up 100% over last year.
    I like what I see.
    Oregon Ducks shut out in NFL draft for first time since 1985
    Just shows how much the program declined under Helfrich.

    Looks like they got some good players to commit after yesterday's spring game.
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    Bur ya gotta have the horse to win the race. Ducks just do not have the quality recruits to beat Trojans...
    "I don't want to know the odds."..Luke Skywalker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ate View Post
    Bur ya gotta have the horse to win the race. Ducks just do not have the quality recruits to beat Trojans...
    Can't argue with you about Sam Darnold. He's LA's version of Marcus Mariotta.

    But the Ducks picked up a few decent graduate transfers that will play this year to
    bolster their line and I don't think that USC has the horses in their backfield that
    matches Oregon's backs.

    But then again, I've flipped on my opinion of Clay Helton. I used to think he was
    just another mediocre hire but now I think a lot better of him. Let's see what he
    can do with his Trojans from the start.

    The Ducks will be very competitive with Taggert in charge.
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    The reason Willie Taggart took a select group of jersey numbers away from Oregon players




    Oregon’s spring is now in the books, but Willie Taggart is still holding single-digit jerseys until fall.


    The new Oregon coach took them away in the winter after he arrives, saying players who wore them had to earn them. That continues into the summer.


    "Not only do you have to be a good football player you've got to be a good student and have great character," Taggart said. "We want guys to have all three things in order to get those numbers back."


    Last year’s Oregon team had 12 players wearing single-digits, including some duplicates on both sides of the ball. Nine of those players return in 2017. Oregon’s spring game was on Saturday, but Taggart won’t determine if the players earn them for quite a while still.


    "We're going to continue to evaluate that over the summer," he said. "… You can't just have it for a good five months and then go the other way. I'm going to continue to evaluate that and let guys continue to work for it if they really want it."


    It was a successful finish to a spring for Taggart after a rocky start to his tenure included three hospitalized players and an arrested assistant. But the staff got completed, Taggart was happy with the growth in the field, and the Ducks added five new recruiting commits over the weekend.


    "The competition made us a better football team," Taggart said. "When I talk about getting better, it's learning how to compete. You compete like that every day and that's what helps us get better."
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    Single digit jersey numbers... hmm... an interesting read.
    Thanks coach
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
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    Excuse Conan for not mentioning the sorry ass Duck defense.
    Sorry my friend...offense AIN't the problem.
    I'd like to mention the hiring of Jim Leavitt away from Colorado as the Duck's new DC.
    CU had the #2 defense in the conference just behind UDub. This is a good thing... I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post
    I'd like to mention the hiring of Jim Leavitt away from Colorado as the Duck's new DC.
    CU had the #2 defense in the conference just behind UDub. This is a good thing... I think.
    I said earlier, Willie brought in a heck of a staff. Leavitt is an outstanding coach....a hot head, but a great coach. And he can recruit.

    The article about the jersey numbers is a complete spin-off of some of the things that Urban Meyer started doing at Bowling Green....and took to Utah....then to Florida....then to Ohio State. Most of his former assistants have done similar things. I'm not sure if Taggert has a connection to Meyer, but I'm sure he's had assistants on his staffs who have.

    This tactic has worked for some of his former assistants, but has not been received well by others. Charlie Strong tried it at Texas and it failed miserably....funny thing is, now Herman is doing the Meyer schtick and it's seeming to go over well (probably because there's a similarity to Strong's tactics and Herman's).

    Meyer threw all of the players out of the locker rooms when he got to UF (and his other stops)...then he wouldn't let them wear team gear or colors.....then he has "winners" and "losers" where the winners eat steaks, while the losers have hot dogs.

    It's a gimmick, but it seems to work w/ these youngsters. It's similar to what the military does with boot camp - they break you down...then build you back up.
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    looks like Taggart and crew are hitting the road hard for 2018 recruiting. Last weekend they rec'd a remarkable 7 verbal commits and 5 of them are Rivals top 250 players. Two safeties, CB, TE, RB, OT, and OLB from all over the nation....OR, 3 CA, CO, FL, NC
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    Colt Lyerla escapes from corrections center

    Former five-star recruit and Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla escapes correction facility; warrant issued for his arrest.

    After his escape, a warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to the Oregonian, Lyerla escaped through an open window on the correction center's first floor.

    Lyerla had been at the Washington County Community Correction Center where he was serving a 6-month sentence from an arrest and conviction of drug possession, just his latest run-in with the law.

    The former Oregon tight end has had a lot of trouble with the law since his departure from the Ducks in 2013. He was convicted for cocaine possession in 2013 and was then arrested in 2014 for suspicion of driving under the influence, but it was later dismissed. This year, Lyerla has twice been arrested on drug and forgery charges.

    Lyerla was one of the greatest prep recruits to ever play within the state of Oregon and was a five-star recruit as part of the 2011 recruiting class. He played his first two seasons for the Ducks, but then left the team during the 2013 season to prepare for the NFL Draft. Lyerla went undrafted but signed with the Green Bay Packers as a rookie free agent. He was cut during the preseason after an injury.

    Guy had such a bright future then it just imploded due to drugs.
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    I remember him well -- what a stud! I do recall him having problems with the law at the end of his CFB career.

    I also remember how stupid he was to put his college and future NFL career up his nose.
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