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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 Take a leisurly ride down memory lane and learn the behind the scenes politics of getting Autzen Stadium built. It was the direct effort of Leo Harris and BenzDuck shares the wonderful story of all the tenacity that was involved. Here is how the story starts:

Eugene being Eugene, it’s a wonder Autzen Stadium ever got built.

Hayward Field by the early ’60s was a wreck. The oldest stadium in the conference that hadn’t been significantly rebuilt at some point, it was cramped, uncomfortable, and small. About the only thing you could say good about it was that it was in Eugene, and most of the seats were covered.

 Todd Kaufmann at National Football Authority says that Oregon's Chip Kelly has the staying power of a career coach.

In two seasons as the head coach, Kelly has taken this program to back-to-back BCS bowl games, the Rose Bowl and the BCS National Championship.

"Kelly could be the biggest sleeper coach in FBS football," said Fox Sports' Lisa Horne. "You have to understand where Oregon football was and where it is now.

 Dale Newton has another recruit with eyes on Oregon as he profiles Jared Afalava.

Afalava is a 6-2, 220-lb. aggressive, hard-hitting outside linebacker from football hotbed Bingham High of South Jordan, Utah, the 13-0 5A  State Champions.  He was 1st team All-State and junior MVP last season, recording 87 tackles, 5 interceptions and one sack.



DDubbs76 said...

Try building a new Autzen, right by the river, and see what happens.

DuckStud said...

Yeah, it wouldn't any price...

benzduck said...

Thanks for the linkback. :)

DuckStud said...

Very welcome benzduck...really enjoyed the piece and looking forward to more from your site...