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In case you missed any of the happenings surrounding the Ducks this past week, here’s a quick look back.

Costa Comes Back to the Nest

Former Oregon Quarterback Nate Costa is returning to the U of O as a Graduate Assistant for Coach Mark Helfrich. He’ll be doing all the things Graduate Assitants love to do, and then some. 

Final Living Member of 1939 Championship Team Passes Away

Some sad news to report, on Friday the Ducks lost the final living member of the 1939 National Championship Oregon Ducks known as the Tall Firs. Ford Mullen died at 86. Larry Stone from the Seattle Times talked to Ford a few years back. It provides a nice retrospective.

Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Duck Sets the Bar in the NFL

Some NFL News, the Buffalo Bills have put their franchise tag on former Oregon Duck, Safety Jairus Byrd. It is set at $6.916 Million.

Did the Ducks Frustrate a Coach into Resigning?

ESPN has reported that Monte Kiffin, USC’s Defensive Coordinator this past season told his son Head Coach Lane Kiffin that he would resign at the end of the season. Why is that a big deal? He told the USC Head Coach following the Oregon game this past season. The Ducks beat the Trojans 62-51. Shortly after leaving USC he was hired back to the NFL as the Defensive Coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys.

2013 Soon to Be Household Names

Finally, if your looking ahead to the 2013 Season (the Oregon Spring game is just under two months away), then check out some of the players set to have a ‘Breakout’ Season. Some of the names on the list are known contributers from this past year, others are guys who have been with the program and for one reason or another haven’t had the chance to perform on the field…yet.

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