Continuity key for Oregon
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
There has been a lot of coaching turnover in the Pac - 12 this season, but Oregon has been able to avoid much of the coaching change spotlight by sticking by their coaches through some tough seasons.
In the past 35 seasons, Oregon has had a total of 3 head coaches. Rich Brooks coached the Ducks from 1977 - 1994 when Mike Bellotti took the reigns from 1995 to 2008. Chip Kelly took over for Bellotti, and has churned out 3 straight conference titles and three consecutive trips to the Rose Bowl.
A few hires that Brooks made are still a part of the Oregon program. Coach Brooks hired current running backs coach Gary Campbell, offensive line coach Steve Greatwood, linebackers coach Don Pellum, strength coach Jim Radcliffe, and defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.
To put things in perspective, in the past 12 seasons, Arizona State has had 4 different head coaches.