Oregon did what they had to do in order to beat Nevada, 31-23 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. The Wolf Pack turned out to be more of a challenge than the Duck faithful of 56,471 would like to see, but Samie Parker caught seven balls for 162 yards and two touchdowns to lighten up an otherwise lackluster performance by the Ducks. Consistency and execution seem to be what Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti will focus on next week in practice. Bellotti expected more from his team on Saturday.
September 6, 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
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
Under cloudy skies, and brisk temperatures, the Oregon Ducks took to the practice field at the Autzen Stadium complex on Saturday for spring drills. The practice session was full of intensity and little horseplay. <br><br><I>(PHOTO LEFT) Freshman Johnny DuRocher delivers a pass to an unidentifed receiver on the first day of spring work outs for the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, April 5, 2003 in Eugene, Oregon. (eDuck/Dave O'Shea)</I>
April 5, 2003