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Excellence Matters; Success Doesn’t

March 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Between Ken Kesey Square at the heart of downtown Eugene and all of the University of Oregon buildings that bear Phil Knight’s imprimatur, it’s easy to overlook the legacy of Bill Bowerman and the culture of excellence he attempted to instill here.

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Kelly’s System Didn’t Win Football Games

January 18th, 2013 No Comments

In his four years as a head coach, Kelly’s Ducks are unbeaten (38-0) when they lead at halftime. For the dozen or so games when the Ducks went to the locker room without a lead after two quarters, Kelly’s team has lost more often than won (5-6).

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Football Entertainment Needs Midweek Boost

September 14th, 2012 No Comments

How about ending practices once a week with your speedsters running 4×100 relay races at Hayward Field, professionally timed and open to the public? An eating contest for the linemen? A human tractor-pull? Let some of those competitive juices flow in public.

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Lariviere Receives Karma, Teaches Dharma

December 15th, 2011 1 Comment

Circumstances are not what drive history forward; character is. Consequences and precedents can dissuade us from becoming true expressions of our unique and authentic selves, but they are always over and done with before we can act on them.

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