• Don Gilman looks back at the lean years of Oregon football.
The last time things were bad, they were very bad. From 1967 until 1983, Oregon was an underfunded, over matched, and a somewhat disorganized program. From the time Len Casanova left as head coach until Rich Brooks again found success, the Ducks went into a fifteen year swoon where wins were hard to come by and bowl games were a distant dream.
It is amazing to think how many years now Oregon has been a truly successful program, and how used to success we all have become.