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2016 Schedule
4-8, 6th in Pac 12 - North
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Taggart's hopes and dreams are closer now at Oregon (1:40)
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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Willie Taggart opening statement. He says that the best athlete in his family is his 17-month-old daughter.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon president Michael Schill opened the press conference to introduce new coach Willie Taggart with a joke (but it's not really a joke): "I told him I can only give him one bit of advice which probably everyone in the state of Oregon can give him, which is: Go find a great defensive coordinator."

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Pac-12's 10 best games of 2016

These were the most surprising, the most entertaining -- the games that made you want to rewatch the highlights almost immediately.

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Get to know new coach Willie Taggart

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart was recruited by Jim Harbaugh at Western Kentucky and coached under Harbaugh at Stanford. He led South Florida to 10 wins.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

New Oregon coach Willie Taggart is part of the growing Jim Harbaugh coaching tree. Taggart coached running backs under Harbaugh at Stanford from 2007-2009. He's credited with developing Heisman runner-up Toby Gerhart. The Ducks obviously place great emphasis on running backs.

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Champ. Drive: Mass Exodus From The AAC

Ivan Maisel, Chris Low & Doug Kezirian weigh in on Oregon's hire of Willie Taggart, the mass exodus of coaches from the American and more. Plus, they remember Rashaan Salaam.

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Why did Matt Rhule take the Baylor job?

Matt Rhule faced the question every successful Group of 5 coach has to answer: If a Power 5 opportunity occurs, should you always jump at it? That debate, plus coaching carousel news and notes.

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Oregon to name Taggart as head coach, comes highly recommended by Dungy (1:24)
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Oregon is among the nominees

Mark Schlabach nominated Oregon as the season's most disappointing team. Schlabach ultimately chose Notre Dame as the "winner." What do you think? Vote now!

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

With Baylor hiring coach Matt Rhule away from Temple, Oregon is now the only remaining open Power 5 job. As Rhule was also a candidate for the Ducks, you wonder if a hiring is imminent. Or if Oregon can pause, with little competition remaining, other than perhaps Houston, and re-evaluate its options.

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Dungy backs USF's Taggart for vacant Oregon job

Ex-NFL coach and Tampa resident Tony Dungy told Oregon officials that USF coach Willie Taggart would be a "good fit" in Eugene. Boise State's Bryan Harsin is also in the mix for the vacant job.

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We Want Bama (2:11)
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Remember when we thought we had this CFB season figured out? (3:16)
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Helfrich: Appealed to Kelly to return to Oregon

Mark Helfrich, fired Tuesday as Oregon's football coach, said he reached out to former coach Chip Kelly a couple of weeks ago when Helfrich's seat heated up, asking Kelly to return to the Ducks.

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Helfrich encouraged Kelly to return to Oregon to save staff (1:36)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim McElwain asked if he's flattered or insulted to be mentioned as a possible candidate for the Oregon opening. He basically laughed through his answer: "I think it's pretty cool to have people like you. ... Anytime someone takes notice, that's pretty cool." McElwain added that someone might have thrown that rumor out to get a recruiting edge over him and Florida. Also said he's happy to be a Gator

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Hot Board recruiting predictions: Decommitment watch

It's that time of year. Coaching changes, indecision or cold feet have recruits on the verge of flipping their commits. That includes No. 3 Najee Harris. Will these elite players decommit?

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History is on Huskies' side, too

Were it not enough that No. 4 Washington is a 7-point favorite to beat No. 8 Colorado on Friday night to win the Pac-12 championship, there's the matter of the league's North winners never losing in the league's previous title games.

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.332nd
Rushing Yards226.428th
Points For35.6Tied-28th
Points Against41.4126th

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