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Oregon's uniform coordinator

Posted on: September 2, 2009 12:02 am
 
OK, that title exists only within the mind of Oregon coach Chip Kelly but Casey Martin will take it.

Martin is the Ducks' fourth-year golf coach who Kelly has assigned the task of picking out which uniform combination Oregon will wear. It's quite a job. Because of the school's partnership with and the largesse of Nike, there are 384 uniform combinations. Someone had to keep track of the mathematical possibilities

"There's a lot of thought put into it," said Kelly who would rather not think about such things going into his head coaching debut Thursday night at Boise State. "I just want to get first downs."

If the name sounds familiar, yes, it's that Casey Martin. The one-time PGA Tour pro who went to the Supreme Court to win his right to play on tour with a cart. Martin's right leg is still withered because of Lippel Trenaunay Syndrome, a circulatory problem. But that doesn't prevent him from getting out on the course, sometimes taking on his players.

"It's still impressive how well he hits the ball," Duck golfer Robbie Ziegler said.

Martin's other title is honorary but still important. Hit fashion choice on Thursday night? All white for the Ducks from (feathered) head (webbed) to toe. Should clash nicely with Boise's blue turf.

"The great part about it is," Kelly said, "if we lose, I blame Casey."
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Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2009 2:06 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

I know this is an old thread, but I just had to comment.  University of Oregon is NOT in a suburb of Portland.  UofO is located in Eugene, which is over 100 miles to the south of Portland.  But other than that, I'm ok with the above post!

Plus, I, too, love the Lightning Yellow unis, and wish we'd wear them all the time!

Go DUCKS!



Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2009 3:44 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

Evelyn - you must not know much about geography and history.  Nike's founder, former CEO, and still largest shareholder Phil Knight, ran cross country for Oregon under famous coach Bill Bowerman who helped Knight develope and became a partner of Knights on the first Nike shoes!  Knight grew up in Portland (University of Oregon is located in a Portland suburb) and was a 3 time letterman for UofO running a personal best 4:10 mile in the late 1950's.  Knight has donated over $230 million to the University.  So to ask why is Nike associated with Oregon is like asking about ones roots.  It is where the whole company started - Oregon! 



Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2009 2:39 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

sick burn



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 11:36 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

If that was the case, all top recruits would choose Vanderbilt.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:15 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

But the new RB star, LeGarrette Blount [recruited from FL as the #1 JC Running Back in the nation] is quoted on tape as saying that one of the reasons he chose Oregon was their uni's. phew!!!  For a minute I thought LeGarrette Blount was going to say that the education he would recieve there was the reason he chose Oregon. That is actually very funny - well done



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: September 2, 2009 8:17 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

"The current Oregon color scheme is atrocious. Why would Nike want to be associated with such an ugly color scheme."

Who do you think came up with the color scheme HELLLOOOOO! Being an oregon fanatic I love it mainly because people talk about it and the lighting yellow (nike's name for the color) is so obnoxious its great. I wish they would wear it all the time.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 7:10 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

The current Oregon color scheme is atrocious. Why would Nike want to be associated with such an ugly color scheme. The color reminds me of botulism or puke! I would like to see Oregon start using white in their uniforms. Maybe even some pink! Some might think that pink is not manly so then how about purple? White and purple would be a better color scheme than Oregon's current design. Of course with Oregon's warped sense of fashion they might be mistaken for giant grapes. It is good news that Martin is still alive. I haven't heard about him in years and actually forgotten about him. It is refreshing to see that although he never made it as a pro golfer with his handicap and misguided sense of justice that he was able to land a plum job with Oregon. Where do I sign up? 



Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 5:53 pm
 

Oregon's uniform coordinator

But the new RB star, LeGarrette Blount [recruited from FL as the #1 JC Running Back in the nation] is quoted on tape as saying that one of the reasons he chose Oregon was their uni's. phew!!!  For a minute I thought LeGarrette Blount was going to say that the education he would recieve there was the reason he chose Oregon.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 1:21 am
 

Gotta Love It

People can complain all they want about how Oregon's colors are hideous (which is less likely this year, since they're all a little more muted) and that teams should stick to the grand traditional colors of ages past - like their [insert favorite team]'s two colors. And tradition does have marit. But what about the tradition of constant change? The Ducks are the only team in the country that does it, so isn't that a tradition of itself? I would agree that if they had the same record as they did pre '90s, it would be a bit emberrasing. But winning a few games along the way gives some balance to the pizzazz of their mad "styles."

Also, people can poo-poo the whole concept of it helping recruiting.  But the new RB star, LeGarrette Blount [recruited from FL as the #1 JC Running Back in the nation] is quoted on tape as saying that one of the reasons he chose Oregon was their uni's.  So, why not have some fun with it and snag a few recruits all the way?



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