Normally a short week of preparation for a football game is not something Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti likes. However, after the roller coaster ride of the last two weeks Bellotti is just fine with the prospects of playing Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday night. It gives No. 19 ranked Oregon a chance to get back on the field and atone for one of the worst losses in school history. Will the stunning loss last Saturday to Washington State have any lingering effects on the Ducks?
September 30, 2003
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
Media Day held Tuesday for the University of Oregon football program was noticeably different this year from those in the past. And, I'm not talking about the new venue – the plush Stadium Club facility in Autzen Stadium instead of the Pittman Room in the Casanova Center.
August 6, 2003
For many years I have always believed that the Oregon Spring Football Game provides the first glimpse of the team that will take the field the next fall. The games usually include a number of returning starters, a lot of underclassmen and redshirts who begin to make impressions, and a dozen or more new faces including walk-ons and transfers. Sometimes there might even be a new coach or two to watch.
June 12, 2003
Tuesday's workout session for the Oregon Ducks was characterized as the team playing faster with more intensity. Even during the normal drills the team was more focused and worked harder compared to some practices last season. <br><br> <i>(PHOTO LEFT) Darius Sanders (95), Robby Valenzuala (99), Junior Siavii (94) and Victor Filpie (58) observe from the west endzone. (Photo by Dave O'Shea)</i>
April 22, 2003