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John Baker

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Oregon's Early Opponents Weak At QB

Oregon's Early Opponents Weak At QB

Optimism runs rampant across college campuses in the spring as football teams either put the dismal past behind them in search of better things or seek to build on prior highlights...
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Ducks Possess Track Speed — Literally

Ducks Possess Track Speed — Literally

Speed, the final frontier. Well, not at Oregon. It's a commodity the Oregon Ducks have developed into a lethal weapon on the football field in a way no other program ever has...
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Unsung WR Addison Poised For Solid Year

Unsung WR Addison Poised For Solid Year

While Oregon fans, and those across the country for that matter, will continue to look longingly at De'Anthony Thomas' tremendous skill set, as well as thank the football gods that Josh Huff is finally healthy and ready to terrorize opposing...
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Boom! Ducks' Offense Unloads In Spring Game

Boom! Ducks' Offense Unloads In Spring Game

If you closed your eyes and listened to the roars of Saturday's crowd at Autzen Stadium, you'd swear Chip Kelly was still dialing up big plays for the Oregon offense...
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Injuries Force Oregon To Revise Saturday's Spring Game

Injuries Force Oregon To Revise Saturday's Spring Game

New Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has decided to follow former coach Chip Kelly's "we don't talk about injuries" motto through spring practice. Despite the fact the coach won't acknowledge or talk about injuries, they've bitten Oregon this spring...
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Report: Ducks, NCAA Meet In Dallas

Report: Ducks, NCAA Meet In Dallas

A Sports Illustrated story by Thayer Evans reports that former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and a contingent from the University of Oregon met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in Dallas on Friday afternoon...
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Unseen Void: Ducks Must Replace Ray Guy Finalist

Unseen Void: Ducks Must Replace Ray Guy Finalist

Believe it or not, the Oregon Ducks don't always score seconds after they get the ball back on offense. There are those rare occasions when the Ducks don't score or when Chip Kelly decided not to go for it on fourth down in 2012...
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Ducks Admit To One 'Major' Violation In NCAA Probe

Ducks Admit To One 'Major' Violation In NCAA Probe

Good timing, Chip Kelly. In documents released to The Oregonian on Monday, the University of Oregon has agreed with the NCAA that the football program committed at least one 'major' violation during its recruiting practices from 2008 to 2011...
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'Big Uglies' Still Key To Oregon Offense

'Big Uglies' Still Key To Oregon Offense

All the spotlight at Oregon during this year's spring practice will be on the development quarterback Marcus Mariota makes or the development of De'Anthony Thomas as the main backfield threat or the further development of running back Byron Marshall...
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