What if Kenny Wheaton had guessed wrong on that sunny October afternoon in 1994? How different would things be at Oregon if #20 hadn’t had the chance to cut back to greatness? Considering the circumstances, things could have been very, very different at Oregon…
For several years now I’ve been working on a comprehensive spreadsheet history of Oregon football.
I’ve received enough inquiries about this that I’ve decided to make the core spreadsheet available to Duck Downs viewers via Google Docs. I will maintain editability, but anyone with comments or corrections is welcome to contribute.
One aspect I could use help in: the assistant coaches pre-Casanova.
I hope this is beneficial to the history-challenged Oregon fan. If you like it — or not — feel free to drop a comment here.
The origins of football at the University of Oregon can be traced to a major event on New Year’s Day of 1894 — the first game ever played in Oregon between teams from Oregon and California.
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Click here for a new entry in The Program Project: the 1940 UCLA game at Hayward Field.
The phrase “Scoreboard, Baby” means a lot to Duck fans. To authors Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry, it has broader meaning — enough that they made it the name of their brutal assessment of Rick Neuheisel and Washington’s fin-de-siècle football squad. “Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity”, released in October of this year, is the sad and harrowing tale of how a University, a program, and a city traded their souls for victories, and the safety of their constituents for playing time.