No Ducking History: Bears Must Re-Define Football Image

Posted by Grant Marek on August-15-2009 Add Comments

Jeremiah Masoli and Jordan Holmes stare back at you.

Eyes peering out from behind forest green facemasks.

Shoulders feathered, unis appropriately swooshed—both ready to play football on a field that disappears into the ether.

This is the 2009 Sports Illustrated College Football Preview’s cover—two Oregon Ducks (ranked No. 11) representing SI’s annual preseason Top-20 poll.

In the last 20 seasons, Oregon is one of just 10 schools in the country to have made at least 16 bowl appearances.

The Ducks have six bowl appearances since 2002, and are 56-32 over the past seven seasons...wi...

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