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October 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Aliotti's apology might have been heartfelt but it wasn't good enough. The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday it had reprimanded and fined Oregon's defensive coordinator $5,000 for criticizing officials and also for post-game comments directed at Washington State Coach Mike Leach. Aliotti had criticized the league's officiating program leading up to Saturday's Washington State game. After the game, he called Leach "low class" for passing on Oregon's scout team late in a 62-38 Oregon win. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set a major-college record with 89 passing attempts.
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October 26, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
EUGENE, Ore. - So what we know about UCLA is it trailed Stanford by three at the half last week in Palo Alto and, Saturday night, took Oregon into intermission tied at 14-all. It was so unexpected it brought to mind that famous headline "Harvard beats Yale, 29-29!" UCLA was not half bad, but also was not good enough. PHOTOS: UCLA falls to Oregon, 42-14 Second-year Coach Jim Mora has pushed his program through the front door of the Pac-12's two best football lobbies but still can't avoid the trap-door finishes.
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December 28, 2011 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Aliotti has done a nice job coordinating Oregon's defense if you consider he has to plot each week against two offenses — the opponent's and his. This week, Aliotti is prepping Oregon for Monday's 98th Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin. The Badgers average 44.6 points per game and appear to be playing downhill, against you, on a slanted field. Wisconsin has a running back, Montee Ball, who has scored 38 touchdowns and a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who can run, pass and probably belt out the national anthem.
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October 21, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from the AL Championship Series by Boston in six games. "I'm going to be 69 years old," he said at a news conference. "I'm not ashamed of that. I'm proud of it. The fuel's getting a little low. " Leyland has been working under one-year contracts the last couple of years, saying he was content to wait until after the season to address his status.
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February 19, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Nick Aliotti, under fire as UCLA's defensive coordinator much of last season, will announce today he is leaving after one year to return to the University of Oregon. Aliotti, who spent seven seasons with the Ducks from 1988-94, had been invited by Coach Bob Toledo to remain at UCLA in his current position. But that also came with the stipulation that there be changes in the way he managed the unit that struggled at times last season.
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February 20, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Nick Aliotti acknowledged Friday that a lack of support from Coach Bob Toledo prompted him to leave as UCLA's defensive coordinator and accept a similar position at Oregon. "It obviously had an effect. I'd be lying if I said it didn't," Aliotti said in making his return to Oregon official. "You need to go to work every day and feel good about yourself and the people you're around. That situation was not there. I just didn't feel I had the support."
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October 20, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
There is etiquette to winning and losing, and Washington State Coach Mike Leach clearly violated it Saturday night in Eugene. Or at least Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti thought so. Aliotti blasted Leach in a post-game rant after Oregon's 62-38 victory. Oregon, leading 62-24 in the fourth quarter, cleared the bench to give the reserves some playing time. Leach, however, left his starting offense on the field and scored two late touchdown passes, the last with 11 seconds remaining.
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October 5, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nick Aliotti sounds concerned about the attention, slightly vindicated because the UCLA defense still can't tackle, and less than slightly bothered about the way he was treated by his former boss. But mostly, he sounds like someone doing a bad job of downplaying the personal significance of a game. "I just think it's another big conference game and quite an opportunity for our team to prove they can bounce back from a tough loss," the Oregon defensive coordinator says.
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September 18, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA put pressure on two defenses Saturday: Nebraska's and its own. The Bruins scored four touchdowns in seven minutes, giving UCLA's defense little time to rest. Not that the players were complaining. "We love that stuff," linebacker Jordan Zumwalt said. "When we hold a team to a three-and-out and our offense scores right away, we're not going, 'Aw, shucks, we've got to go back on the field.' It's 'let's go do that again.'" UCLA's isn't the only defense playing faster to keep pace.
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December 12, 1998
In the wake of the devastation inflicted on the UCLA defense by Hurricane Edgerrin and the Miami offense, does the UCLA football program qualify to receive federal disaster assistance from FEMA to help rebuild the defense? WILBUR BABB JR. Los Angeles UCLA's game against Miami Sept. 26 was canceled because of a natural disaster, Hurricane Georges. UCLA's game against Miami Dec. 5 was lost because of a coaching disaster, Nick Aliotti. WESLEY WELLMAN Santa Monica How appropriate that Nick Aliotti's Swiss-cheese defense results in a UCLA rematch against Wisconsin.
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October 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Aliotti's apology might have been heartfelt but it wasn't good enough. The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday it had reprimanded and fined Oregon's defensive coordinator $5,000 for criticizing officials and also for post-game comments directed at Washington State Coach Mike Leach. Aliotti had criticized the league's officiating program leading up to Saturday's Washington State game. After the game, he called Leach "low class" for passing on Oregon's scout team late in a 62-38 Oregon win. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set a major-college record with 89 passing attempts.
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October 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried - and that's by the people who like it. The people who don't have treated it like a demon child. No one has ever called the BCS boring. The 16th and last season of the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey began Sunday with Alabama on top and a lot of commotion down below. Alabama surprised only a few sequestered monks as the first BCS leader with an average of .9841. After hearing for weeks their team might be the real No.1, Oregon fans must have freaked out when Florida State was No. 2 by a slight .9348 to .9320 margin.
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October 20, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
There is etiquette to winning and losing, and Washington State Coach Mike Leach clearly violated it Saturday night in Eugene. Or at least Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti thought so. Aliotti blasted Leach in a post-game rant after Oregon's 62-38 victory. Oregon, leading 62-24 in the fourth quarter, cleared the bench to give the reserves some playing time. Leach, however, left his starting offense on the field and scored two late touchdown passes, the last with 11 seconds remaining.
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September 18, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA put pressure on two defenses Saturday: Nebraska's and its own. The Bruins scored four touchdowns in seven minutes, giving UCLA's defense little time to rest. Not that the players were complaining. "We love that stuff," linebacker Jordan Zumwalt said. "When we hold a team to a three-and-out and our offense scores right away, we're not going, 'Aw, shucks, we've got to go back on the field.' It's 'let's go do that again.'" UCLA's isn't the only defense playing faster to keep pace.
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December 28, 2011 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Aliotti has done a nice job coordinating Oregon's defense if you consider he has to plot each week against two offenses — the opponent's and his. This week, Aliotti is prepping Oregon for Monday's 98th Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin. The Badgers average 44.6 points per game and appear to be playing downhill, against you, on a slanted field. Wisconsin has a running back, Montee Ball, who has scored 38 touchdowns and a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who can run, pass and probably belt out the national anthem.
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August 28, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Chip Kelly said "We'll be back," in response to: A: Losing last season's national championship game to Auburn. B: Oregon being put on major NCAA probation in connection with Willie Lyles. The answer is "A" because "B" hasn't happened, and might never happen. That said, it drizzled overcast news all winter, spring and summer in Eugene. It was a constant, persistent patter, the kind of soak that seeps into artificial turf seams. Last season's last-second loss to Auburn was supposed to be the start of something big, and might still be, yet there is no getting over the uncertainty of it all. Getting investigated is all part of becoming part of the big-time program.
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August 28, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Chip Kelly said "We'll be back," in response to: A: Losing last season's national championship game to Auburn. B: Oregon being put on major NCAA probation in connection with Willie Lyles. The answer is "A" because "B" hasn't happened, and might never happen. That said, it drizzled overcast news all winter, spring and summer in Eugene. It was a constant, persistent patter, the kind of soak that seeps into artificial turf seams. Last season's last-second loss to Auburn was supposed to be the start of something big, and might still be, yet there is no getting over the uncertainty of it all. Getting investigated is all part of becoming part of the big-time program.
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December 29, 2009 | By Kevin Baxter
Friday's Rose Bowl shapes up as a clash of styles, with Oregon's free-wheeling offense, which averaged nearly 38 points a game, taking on Ohio State's stingy defense, which gave up an average of only 12 points. But there's an even bigger contrast between the teams' practice fields, which are just a few hundred yards apart at the Home Depot Center in Carson. While Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel runs a tight ship, allowing few visitors to watch his team drill, Ducks Coach Chip Kelly invited nearly four dozen children from a local Boys & Girls Club to Oregon's workout on Monday.
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January 6, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
A new year poses an old question: Who is going to stop Auburn quarterback Cam Newton? Kentucky couldn't do it. He rushed for 198 yards. South Carolina, in two losses against Newton, "held" him to 493 passing yards and 249 rushing. Louisiana State, which has a pretty decent defense, watched Newton cut loose for 217 rushing yards in October. A scandal didn't stop Newton, and neither did the Southeastern Conference, nor the NCAA. More than 100 Heisman Trophy voters left Newton off their ballots, yet he still received 82.2% of the first-place love in a runaway election.
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