1973 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1973 Oregon Webfoots football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1973 record2–9 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coachDick Enright (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJesse Branch (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorSam Robertson
(1st season)
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 USC $ 7 0 0     9 2 1
No. 12 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 0
Stanford 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     5 6 0
California 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Washington 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In his second and final year as head coach, Dick Enright led the Ducks to a 2–9 record (2–5 in Pac-8, tied for fifth)[1][2]

Six weeks after the season ended, Enright was fired by athletic director Norv Ritchey in early January,[3][4] with the university buying out the remainder of his four-year contract.[5][6] He was immediately succeeded by assistant coach Don Read,[3][7][8] who handled quarterbacks and receivers and for the past two seasons.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 157:30 pmNo. 13 Arizona State*L 20–2640,000
September 222:00 pmat Air Force*L 17–2434,541
September 297:30 pmUtah*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
L 17–3531,500
October 610:15 amat No. 5 Michigan*L 0–2481,113
October 131:30 pmCalifornia
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
W 41–1028,700
October 201:30 pmat No. 6 USCL 10–3153,155
October 271:30 pmWashington
W 58–040,000
November 31:30 pmat Washington StateL 14–2119,800
November 101:50 pmNo. 9 UCLA
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
L 7–2721,200
November 171:30 pmat StanfordL 7–2421,000
November 241:30 pmOregon State
L 14–1739,700

Roster[edit]

1973 Oregon Webfoots football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 15 Herb Singleton Jr
QB 17 Norv Turner Jr
RB 22 Don Reynolds Jr
TE 81 Russ Francis Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 12 Chuck Wills So
DE 88 Don Johnson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Withers, Bud (November 25, 1973). "OSU battles to 17-14 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  2. ^ "Beavers 'stun' Oregon 17-14". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 25, 1973. p. 1, sports.
  3. ^ a b c Cawood, Neil (January 4, 1974). "Enright sacked, shocked". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  4. ^ Newnham, Blaine (January 5, 1974). "Want to be head coach?". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Newnham, Blaine (April 9, 1974). "Enright joins WFL club's staff". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C.
  6. ^ UO Head Coach Dick Enright, University of Oregon: Special Collections & University Archives, Accessed April 25, 2009.
  7. ^ "UO fires Dick Enright; assistant to take over". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). January 4, 1974. p. 1A.
  8. ^ "Oregon fires Enright, hires assistant". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). Associated Press. January 4, 1974. p. 8.
  9. ^ "The lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). September 22, 1973. p. 2B.
  10. ^ "Today's lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 10, 1973. p. 2B.
  11. ^ "Oregon Ducks: roster". Stanford Daily. (California). (Stanford University). November 17, 1973. p. 4.
  12. ^ "Civil War lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 24, 1973. p. 3B.
  • McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.