STORY: Oregon and Sheldon Football’s Father-Son Relationship

When the University of Oregon hired Willie Taggart as head coach last December, the Ducks weren’t the only Eugene-area team to receive an influx of new faces. Taggart, wide receivers coach Michael Johnson, and outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Raymond Woodie all have sons that transferred to Sheldon High School in Eugene when their fathers accepted jobs with Oregon. For the full story about the relationship between the two programs and the dynamic between father and son, listen below.

STORY: The Father-Son Dynamic Brewing Between Oregon and Sheldon Football (by Marc Grandi)

 

AUDIO: Oregon’s Defense Prepares for a Battle with Khalil Tate and Arizona

Coming off a bye week, Oregon (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) hosts Khalil Tate and Arizona (7-3, 5-2 Pac-12) on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Autzen Stadium. Ever since being inserted into the starting lineup a few weeks into the season, Tate has been one of the more electric players in college football. The Ducks’ defense met with the media before practice on Wednesday to talk about the challenges Tate presents and the overall importance of the final two regular season games of the year. Below are the full interviews.

Head Coach Willie Taggart

Defensive Coordinator / Inside LBs Coach Jim Leavitt

Defensive Line Coach Joe Salave’a

Outside LBs / Special Teams Coach Raymond Woodie

Defensive Lineman Jalen Jelks

Defensive Lineman Henry Mondeaux

– Marc Grandi and Alex Castle