Oregon Rumors & News

  • Willie Taggart freezing out reporter who broke workout story

    Larry Brown Sports "Willie Taggart’s brief tenure as Oregon’s new head football coach has been rife with media tension. And he isn’t exactly making things better. Taggart is freezing out the reporter who broke the story about the team’s workouts that left three players hospitalized last month and led to the..." February 23

  • Dad of top 2019 QB will take job at Oregon, not Michigan

    College Football Talk "In the end, and at least when it comes to the Michigan angle, it was much ado about nothing. Much to the chagrin of ESPN talking head Paul “Pete” Finebaum, Jim Harbaugh had hired Michael Johnson Sr. as a part of his UM football staff in an unspecified role, with the expectation being that the..." February 17

  • Oregon tabs Oklahoma State assistant Arroyo as co-OC

    Oregonian "Oregon is hiring Oklahoma State assistant Marcus Arroyo to coach quarterbacks and serve as the passing game coordinator, according to a Fox Sports report Thursday. The reported hiring would fill one of the two positions open on coach Willie Taggart's staff after the Ducks lost a pair of..." February 10

  • Oregon co-OC Reaves officially resigns following DUII arrest

    The Register Guard "David Reaves resigned from his position on Oregon’s football staff on Friday, according to the school. The now former Ducks’ co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach had been placed on administrative leave and was in the process of being fired by Oregon after being arrested by Eugene..." February 06

  • Oregon's Taggart calls hospitalization of 3 players a 'bogus story'

    Oregonian "My biggest takeaway from Wednesday's National Signing Day wasn't about talent, but posture. As in the defensive stance that Oregon football coach Willie Taggart took after unveiling his first recruiting class. Taggart has had a few rough, but determined, strides out of the gate. He was hired,..." February 03

  • Bruce Judson Jr., Florida 4-star athlete, commits to Ducks over Beavers

    Oregonian "The Civil War rivalry has hit the recruiting trail hard in the class of 2017, as the Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks have crossed paths in Oregon and Florida, two key pipeline states. Earlier this week, Rivals four-star athlete Bruce Judson Jr. narrowed his list to the Ducks and Beavers,..." January 28

  • Oregon firing David Reaves after DUI arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "David Reaves was just officially hired by Oregon as co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach last week, but he is losing his job after a DUI arrest. Reaves was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning and also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He was pulled over by..." January 22

  • Oregon players reportedly released from hospital after intense team workouts

    Fox Sports - College Football "The three Oregon Ducks football players who were hospitalized earlier this week all are healthy and out of the hospital, according to The Oregonian. Offensive lineman Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick were released from the hospital Friday. Offensive lineman Doug Brenner was released..." January 21

  • Former Oregon players describe Chip Kelly's 'military-style' training

    Oregonian "Nothing wrong with a well supervised and appropriate "military-style" exercise for a college football program. But what went down last week at the University of Oregon was neither of those things. Three Ducks players were hospitalized. On Tuesday, new strength coach Irele Oderinde was suspended..." January 18

  • Oregon suspends strength coach Irele Oderinde after hospitalizations

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon suspended new strength coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after recent workouts led to the hospitalization of three players. The Ducks recently hired new head coach Willie Taggart, who assembled a coaching staff that was looking to make an impression on the program. That led to..." January 18

  • Oregon football players hospitalized after military-style workouts, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Multiple members of the Oregon football team are hospitalized after undergoing strenuous strength and conditioning workouts at the school last week. The Oregonian reported Monday that at least three players — offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick — were..." January 17

  • Oregon taps Alabama's Mario Cristobal for OC job

    USA Today "Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is expected to be named Willie Taggart's offensive coordinator at Oregon, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not finalized. Cristobal has been in..." January 13

  • How the Oregon Ducks football season unraveled, and ended with coach Mark Helfrich's firing

    Oregonian "In the end for Mark Helfrich, there were too many days like Nov. 12. With a 3-6 record and three games left in college football's 2016 regular season, the Oregon Ducks entered the day facing a predicament not seen in years, needing to win all their remaining games to become eligible for a..." January 12

  • Ex-Oregon OC Matt Lubick won’t join Ole Miss after all, will become Baylor OC instead

    Fox Sports "Matt Lubick’s stay at Ole Miss will be brief. The former Oregon offensive coordinator, who had accepted the job as the Rebels’ wide receivers coach two weeks ago, is leaving to become the OC at Baylor, a source told FOX Sports Monday morning. Lubick will be receiving a two-year deal to join..." January 02

  • Royce Freeman announces return to Oregon

    247 Sports "In a huge move, Oregon junior running back Royce Freeman has decided to return to school for his final season in 2017. The Oregon Ducks announced the decision Wednesday morning in a release. "After consulting with my family and giving this considerable thought, I feel this is the best..." December 21

  • Suspended Oregon Ducks linebacker Torrodney Prevot going graduate transfer route

    Oregonian "After being suspended the entire 2016 college football season amid an investigation by Oregon campus police, Torrodney Prevot intends to find a new program where he can play immediately as a graduate transfer. Prevot, who is from Houston, posted a message Monday evening to his Twitter account..." December 20

  • 4-star TE Tre' McKitty flips commitment from Oregon to Florida State

    Oregonian "The Tre McKitty saga is finally over. For months, recruiting experts had predicted that IMG Academy three-star tight end Tre McKitty would decommit from the Oregon Ducks in favor of a home state school. On Friday evening, that prediction came true, as the 6-foot-4, 225-pound pass-catcher..." December 17

  • Oregon to hire USF's Willie Taggart as next head coach

    Fox Sports "A historic run for the University of South Florida this season appears to have cost the Bulls their coach. Willie Taggart, who guided USF to a 10-2 record this season, is set to be hired as the new head coach of the Oregon Ducks, FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman confirmed Wednesday morning. Taggart..." December 07

  • Mark Helfrich talked to Chip Kelly about an Oregon return

    Pro Football Talk "After Oregon fired coach Mark Helfrich, 49ers coach Chip Kelly insisted he’s not interested in returning to the place where he had his greatest coaching success. But the topic has been discussed. Helfrich himself said on ESPN Radio that he talked to Kelly about the possibility that Kelly would..." December 03

  • Mark Helfrich on ESPN Radio: No hard feelings if Chip Kelly came back to Oregon

    Oregonian "For the last few months, Mark Helfrich repeatedly tried to come up with an answer for what would happen next at Oregon. How could the defense get better? How could the team recover? How could the Ducks get back to winning? Each time, Helfrich would try and answer the question. In his..." December 02

  • Oregon loses another commit

    247 Sports "It should come as no surprise but Oregon has lost another commit to its 2017 class. This time Bingham (Utah) defensive end Langi Tuifua has opened things up. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is Oregon's first commit in this class. In fact Tuifua committed to Erik Chinander while he was still on..." November 30

  • Mark Helfrich fired by Oregon Ducks after four seasons

    Oregonian "For the first time in 40 years, the Oregon Ducks have fired their head football coach. Mark Helfrich is out after four seasons and a search for his replacement begins, the school announced Tuesday night, shortly after Helfrich and athletic director Rob Mullens met. "We wish Mark and his..." November 30

  • Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon Ducks top-rated commit, looking at other options

    Oregonian "With rumors swirling about the future of Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich, some committed prospects are considering their options. And that process has already begun. Just a day after Oregon's 34-24 Civil War loss to Oregon State, Rivals four-star athlete Deommodore Lenoir hosted North..." November 29

  • Oregon, expecting to fire Mark Helfrich, begins search for next head coach

    USA Today "Oregon has made preparations for a coaching search that will follow the eventual firing of Mark Helfrich, but the school has not officially pulled the trigger on the move as of late Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the process tell USA TODAY Sports. Those people spoke on the..." November 27

  • Oregon State tops rival Oregon 34-24

    The Sports Xchange "Running back Ryan Nall ran for 155 yards and four touchdowns as Oregon State defeated Oregon 34-24 in a Pac-12 game on Saturday afternoon at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State finished the regular season at 4-8 after snapping an eight-game losing streak to its rival. The Beavers..." November 26

  • Ducks stun No. 12 Utes on last-second TD

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Oregon turned the tables on Utah from a season ago. The Ducks embraced the role of a spoiler and flew away with the Utes' Pac-12 South title hopes. When Darren Carrington hauled in a 17-yard game-winning touchdown catch from Justin Herbert with two seconds remaining, a ray..." November 19

  • Pharaoh Brown Accused of Three Violent Incidents That Have Gone Unpunished By Oregon

    The Big Lead "Pharaoh Brown, the Oregon Ducks redshirt senior tight end, has been accused of three acts of violence off-the-field since 2014 according to reporting by the Daily Emerald. The violence was reportedly directed at both teammates and a girlfriend. Via the Daily Emerald: Brown allegedly punched..." November 18

  • Devon Allen turns pro in track

    CBS Sports "Oregon junior wide receiver says he has played his last college snap of football and ran his last hurdle at Oregon. The 6-foot-1 receiver announced Wednesday afternoon that he will be giving up the sports at Oregon and will be focusing on track this spring at a professional level. In three..." November 16

  • Ducks receiver Darren Carrington accused of pushing, injuring man; UO 'aware' of incident

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks star receiver Darren Carrington shoved a man, breaking his arm, just hours after UO's October home game against Arizona State, the man said. Mike Holland told The Oregonian/OregonLive that Carrington pushed him off a curb and into the street early on Oct. 30. Holland and three..." November 16

  • Oregon dismisses Austin Maloata after arrest for DUII, drug possession

    Oregonian "Oregon junior lineman Austin Maloata was dismissed from the team by coach Mark Helfrich following his early Sunday morning arrest near the UO campus. Maloata was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Sunday, hours after Oregon's 52-27 home loss to Stanford, after his car was reported as driving through a red..." November 13

  • McCaffrey stars as Stanford crushes Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Junior running back Christian McCaffrey ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead Stanford to a 52-27 win over Oregon Saturday afternoon in Pac-12 Conference football at Autzen Stadium. McCaffrey also had five catches for 52 yards as Stanford (7-3, 5-3) won its third..." November 12

  • Jones rushes for four TDs as USC routs Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Running back Ronald Jones II tied the school record with four rushing touchdown as USC won its fifth straight game with a 45-20 victory over Oregon Saturday night at the L.A. Coliseum. Freshman quarterback Sam Darnold threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns while Jones ran for..." November 05

  • Oregon DE Eddie Heard suspended for allegedly punching woman

    Larry Brown Sports "Oregon junior defensive end/linebacker Eddie Heard was suspended from the football team after being arrested for allegedly punching a woman at a bar, according to a report. Campus police received a report on Tuesday from a woman who complained she was repeatedly touched by a man at a bar early..." November 03

  • Oregon beats Arizona State to halt five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "Oregon freshman quarterback Justin Herbert tied the school record with 489 passing yards as the Ducks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 54-35 win over Arizona State Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. Herbert was 31 of 42 and threw four touchdown passes while tying..." October 29

  • Cal outlasts Oregon 52-49 in OT

    The Sports Xchange "California linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk intercepted Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert in the second overtime to secure a 52-49 win for the Bears on Friday night in a Pac-12 gamel at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. Cal took the lead on Matt Anderson's 28-yard field goal in the second..." October 22

  • Nike’s Phil Knight donates $500 million to University of Oregon

    Sportsnaut "They can’t say Nike co-founder Phil Knight isn’t into the philanthropy scene. With a net worth of over $24 billion, he’s been in on the ground floor of some amazing endeavors in the past. Knight and his wife, Penny, continued that tradition Monday night by donating $500 million to the..." October 18

  • No. 5 Washington trounces Oregon 70--21

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Fifth-ranked Washington took out 12 years of frustration on Oregon. Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning accounted for eight touchdowns as the Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon with a 70-21 win on Saturday evening at Autzen Stadium. Washington beat the Ducks..." October 09

  • Oregon is expected to start true freshman QB Justin Herbert vs. Washington,

    247 Sports "For fans continuing to clamor for a quarterback change, you just might get your wish this weekend. Several sources close to the Oregon program indicate the Ducks might be making the change this weekend. Last weekend quarterback Justin Herbert came in for late relief of Dakota Prukop and led the..." October 04

  • Washington State runs all over Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "Washington State's "Air Raid" offense went to the ground to score six rushing touchdowns in a 51-33 win over Oregon on Saturday night at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw for 371 yards while the Cougars (2-2) finished with 280 yards on the..." October 02

  • Johnny Ragin leaves Oregon Ducks game with leg injury

    Oregonian "Oregon linebacker Johnny Ragin III has left Saturday's game against Washington State with a left leg injury. Ragin was injured early in the second half, remained on the field for several minutes and was not able to place any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field." October 02