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December 28, 1994 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the late 1950s, when Oregon football coach Rich Brooks was the best high school athlete in the Northern California town of Grass Valley, his team was outclassed in the league championship game one year. But Brooks wasn't. In a steady rain, he kept battling his opponents, even when they ripped his jersey off. Brooks fought on in his T-shirt. Then they ripped that off. And he played the second half in his pants and shoulder pads.
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December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Winning three of the last four games wasn't enough to save Rich Brooks' job. On Sunday, a day after St. Louis finished with a comeback victory over New Orleans, Brooks was fired as the Ram coach. The Rams were 6-10 this season after going 7-9 in Brooks' first season in 1995. That regression might not seem so bad except Brooks started his rookie year 5-1. He also proclaimed his team a playoff contender in training camp each season.
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January 15, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Oregon football Coach Rich Brooks received a two-year contract extension through the 1997 season.
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December 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
Facing what might have been his final half as coach of the St. Louis Rams, Rich Brooks stepped out of his nice-guy persona. Throwing cups of ice, stalking the locker room and tossing out expletives, Brooks prodded the Rams out of a stupor and into a 14-13 season-ending victory against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday in a battle of bad teams. Eddie Kennison caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Jamie Martin with 5 1/2 minutes to play for the game-winner.
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July 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Oregon Coach Rich Brooks was given the additional job of athletic director at the school. Brooks will receive an additional $20,000 annually in revenue generated by the university-owned Oregon Sports Network. His current compensation package is $196,030, including a base salary of $97,850. Brooks replaces Bill Byrne, who becomes athletic director at Nebraska on Nov. 1.
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February 10, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oregon's Rich Brooks remains the Rams' choice to become their coach, but team executives said Thursday they have talked to UCLA's Terry Donahue twice and will take one more look around the country. The Rams' concern, that they might have difficulty selling Brooks' sub-.500 record to the fans of St. Louis, has prompted team President John Shaw to ask his search committee to re-evaluate all candidates.
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February 11, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rich Brooks, an assistant coach with the Rams 23 years ago, accepted a four-year contract for about $2.5 million Friday to return as the team's 19th head coach. He will be introduced at a press conference today at the NFL scouting combine workouts in Indianapolis. Brooks, 53, compiled a 91-109-4 mark in 18 years at the University of Oregon and last season led the Ducks to their first Rose Bowl appearance in 37 years.
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February 15, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
T he replacement column . . . Chris Miller is unprotect ed and available in today's Carolina-Jacksonville expansion draft. Three million dollars says no one takes him. * Steve Beuerlein, however, is expected to be selected, thus reducing the Arizona Cardinals' options at quarterback to Jim McMahon, Jay Schroeder and direct long snaps to Garrison Hearst. * The Cardinals also left Ricky Proehl unprotected.
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February 10, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oregon's Rich Brooks remains the Rams' choice to become their head coach, but team executives said Thursday they have talked to UCLA's Terry Donahue twice this week and will take one more look around the country before deciding whether to offer Brooks the job. The Rams' concern, that they might have difficulty selling Brooks' sub-.500 record to the fans of St. Louis, has prompted team President John Shaw to ask his search committee to re-evaluate all candidates.
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December 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Winning three of the last four games wasn't enough to save Rich Brooks' job. On Sunday, a day after St. Louis finished with a comeback victory over New Orleans, Brooks was fired as the Ram coach. The Rams were 6-10 this season after going 7-9 in Brooks' first season in 1995. That regression might not seem so bad except Brooks started his rookie year 5-1. He also proclaimed his team a playoff contender in training camp each season.
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December 15, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Week 16 and the questions: 1. 'Twas the night before Christmas and, well, should Ram Coach Rich Brooks be hanging his stocking in St. Louis or packing for a long winter's nap elsewhere? 2. Is Carolina General Manager Bill Polian, who also assembled the Buffalo Bills' successful teams in recent years, a genius? 3. Name the five teams that have won four of their last fives games. Hint--you'll never get the last one. 4.
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February 15, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
T he replacement column . . . Chris Miller is unprotect ed and available in today's Carolina-Jacksonville expansion draft. Three million dollars says no one takes him. * Steve Beuerlein, however, is expected to be selected, thus reducing the Arizona Cardinals' options at quarterback to Jim McMahon, Jay Schroeder and direct long snaps to Garrison Hearst. * The Cardinals also left Ricky Proehl unprotected.
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February 14, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Only three days after the job became open, the University of Oregon named offensive coordinator Mike Bellotti as its football coach Monday. Bellotti, 44, signed a four-year contract worth $175,000 a year. He emerged as the top candidate after Rich Brooks resigned to become coach of the Rams.
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February 13, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Dwight Jaynes of The (Portland) Oregonian on some of the reasons the Rams hired Rich Brooks as coach: --"Now the people in Anaheim won't feel so bad about losing their team." --"Gerry Faust turned them down." --"There are no WAC teams in the NFL." Note: Oregon, the Pacific 10 champion in 1994, lost to Hawaii and Utah. * Trivia time: How many former Ram head coaches previously coached in the Pacific 10 Conference?
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February 12, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
I see where the St. Louis Rams have hired a new head coach. Are we supposed to care? Did we care when the St. Louis Blues hired their new coach? Or when the St. Louis Cardinals fired their general manager and lost their No. 3 hitter to the Phillies? Was this big news in the 714 area code? Did it make you jump out of the chair, shake your fist at the ceiling and shout, "What the hell are they doing?" It really is a complicated time in the life of a Ram fan.
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February 11, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rich Brooks, an assistant coach with the Rams 23 years ago, accepted a four-year contract for about $2.5 million Friday to return as the team's 19th head coach. He will be introduced at a press conference today at the NFL scouting combine workouts in Indianapolis. Brooks, 53, compiled a 91-109-4 mark in 18 years at the University of Oregon and last season led the Ducks to their first Rose Bowl appearance in 37 years.
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February 9, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ernie Zampese, the Dallas Cowboy offensive coordinator who formerly held the same post with the Rams, said Wednesday night he will announce today he is withdrawing his name from consideration for the vacant Rams' head coaching post. "I'm going to officially tell the people in Dallas that I'm staying and not going to do anything with the Rams," Zampese said.
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February 13, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Dwight Jaynes of The (Portland) Oregonian on some of the reasons the Rams hired Rich Brooks as coach: --"Now the people in Anaheim won't feel so bad about losing their team." --"Gerry Faust turned them down." --"There are no WAC teams in the NFL." Note: Oregon, the Pacific 10 champion in 1994, lost to Hawaii and Utah. * Trivia time: How many former Ram head coaches previously coached in the Pacific 10 Conference?
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February 10, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oregon's Rich Brooks remains the Rams' choice to become their coach, but team executives said Thursday they have talked to UCLA's Terry Donahue twice and will take one more look around the country. The Rams' concern, that they might have difficulty selling Brooks' sub-.500 record to the fans of St. Louis, has prompted team President John Shaw to ask his search committee to re-evaluate all candidates.
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February 10, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oregon's Rich Brooks remains the Rams' choice to become their head coach, but team executives said Thursday they have talked to UCLA's Terry Donahue twice this week and will take one more look around the country before deciding whether to offer Brooks the job. The Rams' concern, that they might have difficulty selling Brooks' sub-.500 record to the fans of St. Louis, has prompted team President John Shaw to ask his search committee to re-evaluate all candidates.
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