Oregon Rumors & News

  • Ex-Oregon RB returning to college football at Oregon State

    CBS Sports "Thomas Tyner's college career was known as a promising one cut short by injury -- until now, that is. The ex-Oregon running back, who retired from football in February of 2016 for medical reasons, is apparently attempting a college football comeback at the most unlikely of places. According to..." May 20

  • Ex-College Football Star Escapes From Jail ... Police On The Hunt

    TMZ "Ex-Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla broke out of a jail on Thursday ... and now cops are trying to bring the 24-year-old back into custody, ASAP. Lyerla was a key part of those insane Ducks teams from 2011 to 2013 -- winning the Pac-12 championship, the Rose Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl. He..." May 05

  • Oregon football uniforms hopefully won’t be as eccentric in 2017

    The Comeback "The University of Oregon football program has been known for a few things in recent years: having a great team (except for in 2016), a fast-paced, high-scoring offense, and incredibly unique uniforms. Going forward in 2017, new head coach Willie Taggart appears to be ditching the unique..." April 18

  • Oregon picks up Clemson DT transfer Scott Pagano

    Fox Sports "Oregon, which was woeful on defense the past few years, has taken some big steps since Willie Taggart was hired as the Ducks’ head coach. First, Taggart landed Jim Leavitt as his new defensive coordinator. On Friday, he landed another key piece getting Clemson grad transfer Scott Pagano, a..." April 14

  • 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

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