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Entries in oregon football history (21)


Oregon vs Colorado: A prehistoric series, part II

Continuing our look at the history of Ducks and Buffs with the 1956 and 1957 games..

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Oregon vs Colorado: A Prehistoric Series Resumes

The addition of Colorado to the new Pac-12 provides Oregon with a renewal of an occasional and long-dormant regular season series. The teams met twelve times between 1949 and 1987. Long-time victims of The Suffering might be surprised to learn the regular season series has been knotted at six wins each for a generation.

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The good old days.

Register-Guard news story, 9/16/1955.  $105 in 1955 is roughly equivalent to $845 in 2011. That’s a fair chunk of change. Hope Jack got his wallet back..


History of Oregon Quarterbacks in the Autzen Era, Part 1 

First in a series of systematic reviews of Oregon’s QB play in the modern era.

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learn something new every day of your life, i always say.

In 1951, someone kept track of national stats for the freshman teams.
Or so it seems..


EUGENE,ORE., NOV.22—FROSH TIES MARK —George Shaw, freshman at University of Oregon, can toss passes as in pose here, but his big job this year has been on interceptions.He’ll try to add Saturday to the 12 nabbed so far to tie national record.(AP WIREPHOTO) ggm51100jnl  ‘51


Observation: Elsewhere on this blog there’s another image of a mid-20th-century jumping quarterback.

I am beginning to understand why the completion percentage and passing yardage numbers were so depressed back then.

At some point around the end of the Eisenhower administration some enterprising coach must have decided the passing attack would stand a better chance if the QB would stop jumping around like a damn flea. 

I can’t imagine Dan Fouts posing like this.  (Masoli, maybe, but he was short.)