How things went wrong for Mark Helfrich.

January 12, 2017

Andrew Greif and Tyson Alger take a look at some of Willie Taggart's new assistants, take a look at the depth at wide receiver after Jalen Brown announced he would transfer and then take a peak at Greif's new story about the 2016 season. 


Dylan Ennis on finding his rhythm, playing hoops with his brother and Jordan Bell’s dunk

December 9, 2016

Oregon basketball player Dylan Ennis stopped by The Official Visit for the podcast's first interview ever with an Oregon basketball player. Ennis, who has returned after missing nearly all of last year with a foot injury, talks about finding his rhythm, college basketball's best player and what his thoughts were on Jordan Bell's off-the-backboard dunk from last week. 


Willie Taggart hired as new Oregon Ducks coach

December 7, 2016

The news became official Wednesday morning: Willie Taggart has been hired as the 33rd head coach in the history of the Oregon football program. The Oregonian's Andrew Greif and Tyson Alger share their thoughts on the hiring and also bring on Jeff Odom of the Tampa Bay Times, who has covered Taggart throughout his tenure at South Florida. 


Oregon Ducks fire Mark Helfrich: Why it happened and what comes next

December 1, 2016

After four seasons, Mark Helfrich is out as the head coach of the Oregon Ducks. Tyson Alger and Andrew Greif take listener questions about the move, diving into who might be the next head coach and what exactly happened over the last several months in Eugene. 


Does Utah, and a potential Civil War win, change anything?

November 22, 2016

It's Civil War week here at The Official Visit. And while we had originally intended to have a few players lined up for the podcast, that fell through. But, we're improvisers. So this week, Tyson Alger and Andrew Greif take a look at how the landscape has shifted following Oregon's upset win over Utah and what a Civil War victory might do for this team. 


A different kind of Stanford week

November 11, 2016

There's no Pac-12 title on the line, but there's plenty at stake this week when the Ducks meet the Cardinal in Eugene. Andrew Greif and Tyson Alger dive in to what this game means for Oregon and head coach Mark Helfrich. 


Charles Nelson on confidence, being old and his NFL future

November 1, 2016

The first time Charles Nelson stopped by The Official Visit he was a wide-eyed freshman on the cusp of stardom. Two years later, he's an elder statesman on the Oregon Ducks who is looking closely at a future after football. This week we talked to Nelson about those two things, along with some confidence issues he may have had earlier in the season and how he's fixed them. 


The view of Oregon’s downfall from outside

October 18, 2016

Oregon has lost four games in a row. What's is mean for the program's national image? This week we bring in Sports Illustrated's Lindsay Schnell, who covers college football nationally, for her perspective on Oregon's decline. And that's not all. With college basketball starting soon, the Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon stops by to give his thoughts on the upcoming Pac-12 season. 


Talking Justin Herbert with recruiting reporter Andrew Nemec

October 5, 2016

The news around Eugene is about true freshman quarterback Justin Herbert and the fact that he may start this week against Washington. Our Andrew Nemec joins the podcast to talk about Herbert and what he saw in him when he covered him at Sheldon High School in Eugene. 


Talking Cougars and Mike Leach with Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review

September 30, 2016

Jacob Thorpe has an interesting job. Not only does he have his finger on the pulse of all the things on the Palouse, but he gets to be there for every random thing Cougars' coach Mike Leach says. We talk to Thorpe this week about the Cougs, Leach and what the view from around the Pac-12 is of Oregon these days.