January 23, 2012 |
Oregon football Coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he's remaining with the Ducks, though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I enjoyed meeting with the Glazer family and General Manager Mark Dominik , but after numerous discussions, I concluded that I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon," Kelly said in a statement released through the school. Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens said Oregon granted Tampa Bay permission to talk with Kelly.
August 21, 2013
Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether Michael Vick will be able to hold on to the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback spot the entire season. Join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times If Michael Vick stays healthy… that's a big if. I subscribe to the theory of Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians, who says, “If you put a quarterback in harm's way enough times, harm will come to him.” NFL defenses are going to be far better prepared for running quarterbacks, and Vick, 33, the oldest player on the roster, will have a tough time staying upright.
January 9, 2011 |
It's all about Duck dignity and Duck power. The Oregon Ducks have been the finest football team in America for the last year and have never quite gotten the credit for how good they are. Watching them play is like watching a video game ? they score and score and score. Six quarters instead of four would be great. Chip Kelly is a great head coach. The Ducks are able to recruit now and get the best athletes. When I was there, we had trouble getting the best athletes in the state to come to Oregon.
January 20, 2013 |
Mark Helfrich, the 39-year-old offensive coordinator who helped orchestrate Chip Kelly's high-powered offense, has been promoted to coach. Helfrich, an Oregon native, began his coaching career with the Ducks in 1997 as a graduate assistant from Southern Oregon. He made his mark as a quarterbacks coach, with stops at Boise State (1998-2000), Arizona State (2001-05) and Colorado (2006-08) before returning to Oregon in the same capacity. “Going forward we will attack in all phases.
June 26, 2013 |
Pablo Mastroeni, the veteran midfielder acquired by the Galaxy last week, said he's already comfortable with his new team but still must prove he deserves playing time. "I have to reinvent myself in a way, I have to prove myself again," Mastroeni, a six-time Major League Soccer all-star, said in a podcast on the Galaxy's website Tuesday. "This is a new, exciting phase for me. " Mastroeni, 36, spent the last 11-plus years with the Colorado Rapids, where he was the team's most valuable player in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
September 15, 2013 |
How did the San Diego Chargers prepare to face Philadelphia on a quick turnaround? In part, they spent last week turning around quickly. To prepare for Sunday's game at Philadelphia after a Monday night opener and to adjust to Chip Kelly's fast-forward offense, the Chargers secretly employed a novel strategy at their closed-to-the-media practices. Instead of getting a long look at the formation they were facing, defensive players turned their backs to the offense and instead trained their eyes on defensive coordinator John Pagano.