Northwest Coach Profiles: Mike Riley

OSU Mike Riley

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Mike Bellotti

Mike Bellotti Oregon Ducks Football Former Coach

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles Former Oregon Ducks Football Coach turned ESPN Analyst Mike Bellotti. Bellotti had a very respectable record while with the Ducks and left the door open for Chip Kelly to come in to a winning team.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Ernie Kent

ernie kent oregon ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks basketball blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon Coach Ernie Kent and his quest to sustain success with the Ducks. An account of Kent’s ventures in Saudi Arabia and his fantastic record back in Oregon, you’ll be enlightened on how lucky the Ducks are to have Kent at the helm.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Craig Robinson

craig robinson OSU

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Oregon State University Coach Craig Robinson. Matt Martz, one of our Oregon sports area bloggers points out Coach Robinson has had much success in the past but is struggling at the helm of the OSU Basketball program. As the saying goes though, there’s always hope and Matt thinks it shouldn’t be too too long before OSU fans see a little March Madness Action.

What Happened to those wacky Oregon Ducks play call placards?

Ducks Play Calls

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon football offense and explains the tempo, that talent and quick play calling. What is the visual system all about? What of the ESPN personalities. The Oregon signs if you will? The play calling placards, the signal boards. Chip Kelly has some weird stuff up his sleeve. Signs have made their way onto the football field.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Mike Price

Mike Price, Washington State Cougars

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Washington State Cougars ex-head coach Mike Price. After starting out coaching Weber St, Price was given a beaming recommendation by former high school team mate and personal friend, Dennis Erickson and landed the Wazzu head coaching job. Price took the Cougars to the Rose Bowl twice and earned National Coach of the Year. He is now at UTEP.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly, Oregon Ducks

NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. After starting out coaching for Columbia University, he quickly took the offensive reign at his alma mater before becoming the offensive mastermind at the University of Oregon. He took over the head coach position after Mike Belotti vacated it and has elevated the Oregon football program to heights never seen before in Eugene.

Timbers Next to Fall to Portland’s Knee Injury Curse

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NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us news from the MLS injury front this week specifically the Portland Timbers. Newly acquired Columbian forward Jose Adolfo Valencia, who will be sidelined for 6-to-12 months following Monday’s knee surgery to have damaged cartilage in his left knee repaired.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks

NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks. With a Mark Twain type approach to life, Brooks was able to surmount the challenges before him throughout his career, and because of that retired as one of the better coaches the Northwest has ever seen.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Memphis vs. Portland

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. The Trail Blazers (11-7) improved to 8-1 at the Rose Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Marcus Camby had a season-high 22 rebounds.

Sacramento Kings vs. Trail Blazers Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Craig Smith

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Kings vs. Trail Blazers game on Monday night. Portland (10-7) started the first of three consecutive games in three nights with a solid victory, A little physical play and huge nights from Jamal Crawford and Gerald Wallace, were the big factors in this one.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Hawks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Trail Blazers vs. Hawks

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks game on Wednesday night. Joe Johnson scored 24 points and led the host Atlanta Hawks to their fourth straight victory, a 92-89 win. Jamal Crawford led Portland (8-6) with 22 points. LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points for Portland.

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