In 2001, Oregon football was on top of the world as far as Duck fans were concerned. Oregon finished their best season ever with a win over Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl and a No. 2 national ranking. Everywhere one looked there was talk that the Ducks had finally reached the status of a football power. Heading into last season, hopes soared as the Ducks were on the receiving end of national respect. At one point in September, Oregon found itself ranked No. 9 nationally. Then the bottom fell out.
August 26, 2003
Whisper made himself heard ... Nothing quiet about Whisper's play ... Whisper's performance is loud and clear... <p> No account of the Packers' 38-31 win in Cleveland Friday night is complete without a pun about the conspicuous performance of the team's quietest player -- running back Herbert "Whisper" Goodman. <p>
August 17, 2003