Oregon 2010 Football Preview


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Team Quick Facts


2009 Overall Record:


2009 Pac-10 record/Finish:

8-1, 1st

Starters Returning/Lost:


Offensive Starters Returning/Lost:


Defensive Starters Returning/Lost:


Starting Kickers Returning/Lost:


First year of Football:


All-Time Record:


All-Time Pac-10 Record:


National Championships:




New Hampshire, 1990

2nd Year at Oregon

Record at Oregon: 10-3 (.663), 1 year

Overall career record: same


Coaching Experience


Head Coach, Oregon, 2009-Present

Offensive Coordinator, Oregon, 2007-2008

Offensive Coordinator, New Hampshire, 1999-2006

Offensive Line Coach, New Hampshire, 1997-98

Running Backs Coach, New Hampshire, 1994-96

Defensive Coordinator, Johns Hopkins, 1993

Freshman Secondary/Special Teams, Columbia, 1990-





Oregon returns nine starters to the offensive unit that led the Pac-10 in scoring last year at 36.1 points per game and topped the 40-point mark seven times. The Ducks, defending Pac-10 Champions, figured to be the pick to repeat before dynamic QB Jeremiah Masoli was dismissed from the team. In his stead, it is a battle between senior Nate Costa and sophomore Darron Thomas. Costa actually had won the starting job in fall camp in 2008 before suffering a knee injury two weeks prior to the season. The Ducks should still be in good shape offensively, particularly with RB LaMichael James, the Pac-10 offensive freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,546 yards. Also back are most of the receivers, led by WR Jeff Maehl, and the entire starting offensive line featuring LT Bo Thran.



Oregon also returns eight starters on defense and, despite losing two starters on the line, should be strong up front with four returning senior starters in the front seven. DT Brandon Bair plugs up the middle and DE Kenny Rowe led the team in QB sacks and tackles for loss. The linebacker corps returns intact led by MLB Casey Matthews and WLB Spencer Paysinger.


The Schedule:

Oregon has a big non-conference road game at Tennessee and difficult league road games including trips to USC, California and Oregon State.


2009 Results

Result Score Opponent
L 8-19 at Boise State
W 38-36 Purdue
W 31-24 Utah
W 42-3 California
W 52-6 Washington State
W 24-10 at UCLA
W 43-19 at Washington
W 47-20 USC
L 42-51 at Stanford
W 44-21 Arizona State
W 44-41 at Arizona
W 37-33 Oregon State
L 17-26 Ohio State (Rose Bowl)


2010 Schedule

Date Location Series
Sept. 4 New Mexico First Meeting
Sept. 11 at Tennessee First Meeting
Sept. 18 Portland State Oregon leads, 56-46-10
Sept. 25 at Arizona State Arizona State leads, 16-14-0
Oct. 2 Stanford Stanford leads, 44-28-1
Oct. 9 at Washington State California leads, 41-25-5
Oct. 21 UCLA UCLA leads, 49-29-1
Oct. 30 at USC USC leads, 37-17-2
Nov. 6 Washington Washington leads, 58-39-5
Nov. 13 at California California leads, 39-31-2
Nov. 26 Arizona Oregon leads, 21-14-0
Dec. 4 at Oregon State Oregon leads, 57-46-10



Pos Name Year Height Weight
RB LaMichael James So. 5-9 180
MLB Casey Matthews Sr. 6-2 235
WLB Spencer Paysinger Sr. 6-3 226
DT Brandon Bair Sr. 6-7 268
LT Bo Thran Sr. 6-5 293
WR Jeff Maehl Sr. 6-1 175


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