This Football Thing in Alabama is Serious, Chapter II


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While waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the Jan. 10 championship game between Auburn and Oregon, the mind tends to wander. Last week, we wrote about how college football in Alabama is taken very, very seriously. This week, we note one more example from the video archives of the state's football passion. Below is a much-watched chestnut from December 2008, in which one very distraught ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 HANK STERN

This Football Thing in Alabama is Serious, Chapter II


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 While waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the Jan. 10 championship game between Auburn and Oregon, the mind tends to wander.Last week, we wrote about how college football in Alabama is taken very, very seriously. This week, we note one more example from the video archives of the state’s football passion.Below is a much-watched chestnut from December 2008, in ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by

Bye Bye Bellotti


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I had my ups and downs with Mike Bellotti when he coached Oregon football. I'm never going to hate completely on a guy who elevated the football program when he took over in 1995. But Bellotti's announcement today that he's leaving the athletic director's post less than a year into it for an ESPN analyst's job definitely smacks of "when the going got tough, Bellotti got going to a much easier job." I'm ...   More
 
Friday, March 19, 2010 HANK STERN

Rogue Update: What UO's President Said Today About Mike Bellotti


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Two weeks ago, former Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti was WW's Rogue of the Week for high-tailing it for ESPN after less than a year on the job and with a $2.3 million golden parachute. (That's Bellotti on the left in the photo above from 2007 with quarterback Dennis Dixon when Bellotti was still the football coach.) Below is what university president Richard Lariviere had to say today ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 HANK STERN

John Kroger's Take On Mike Bellotti's Deal


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The University of Oregon's handling of its $2.3 million farewell payment to former football coach-turned athletic director Mike Bellotti violated no criminal laws, but it does show "deficient legal representation," according to Attorney General John Kroger. Kroger said today that "The most significant legal error disclosed in this review (and in the parallel internal audit conducted by the Oregon ...   More
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 HANK STERN

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