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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
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 7 0 0     9 2 1
#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]

ScheduleEdit

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

RosterEdit

1973 Oregon Webfoots football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 15 Singleton, HerbHerb Singleton Jr
QB 17 Turner, NorvNorv Turner Jr
RB 22 Reynolds, DonDon Reynolds Jr
TE 81 Francis, RussRuss Francis Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 12 Wills, ChuckChuck Wills So
DE 88 Johnson, DonDon Johnson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. Withers, Bud (November 25, 1973). "OSU battles to 17-14 win". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OTJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6358%2C6046792.
  2. "Beavers 'stun' Oregon 17-14". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. November 25, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TBxOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=puwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1255%2C4223555.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cawood, Neil (January 4, 1974). "Enright sacked, shocked". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1D. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FK5VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P-ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6326%2C844465.
  4. Newnham, Blaine (January 5, 1974). "Want to be head coach?". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Fa5VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P-ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6086%2C921607.
  5. Newnham, Blaine (April 9, 1974). "Enright joins WFL club's staff". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aq5VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OuADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6570%2C1830264.
  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)): p. 1A. January 4, 1974. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FK5VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P-ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6154%2C724072.
  8. "Oregon fires Enright, hires assistant". The Bulletin. Associated Press ((Bend, Oregon)): p. 8. January 4, 1974. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=elJYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dfcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6611%2C5380032.
  9. "The lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 2B. September 22, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dqZYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7OADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4759%2C5163970.
  10. "Today's lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 2B. November 10, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KjJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4938%2C2135357.
  11. "Oregon Ducks: roster". Stanford Daily. (Stanford University) ((California)): p. 4. November 17, 1973. https://stanforddailyarchive.com/cgi-bin/stanford?a=d&d=stanford19731117-01.2.13&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------#.
  12. "Civil War lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 3B. November 24, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ODJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3348%2C5791127.
  • McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
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