Oregon's New Football Complex is Ridiculous

July 31, 2013 at 10:27a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Above you will find images of Oregon's startling new facilities as one can only sense this is an opening salvo to the Football Facilities Cold War we are no doubt heading into.

Source: GoDucks.com

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jvd253's picture

I should be jealous, but somehow I find it hard to hate Oregon.   I welcome the thought of Oregon stomping on USC and the Kiffins for the foreseeable future.  

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

jaxbuckeye's picture

Agreed.  I feel a kinship with them as I don't feel like they get the credit they deserve sometimes, just like tOSU.  Also, hate USC so I LOVE when they get stomped by the Ducks.  I guess you could say it's an "O" thing!

DefendYoungstown's picture

Don't feel too bad, I was at the 2010 Rose Bowl game and their fans are beyond obnoxious.  I had to remind a few ducks in our section that there were kids around as the waived the bird at TBDBITL and repeatedly yelled obscenities as they performed script Ohio. Others seemed to have an elitist attitude from what I remember.  I also have relatives that live up there and am often recruited to cheer for the other OSU.  

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Unky Buck's picture

Sweet Jesus...

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Baroclinicity's picture

Holy moly.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

raki's picture

Holy cow, That's amazing... College fee going up at Oregon and nike sneakers are going to cost more.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Holy F#ck! This is awesome. Did Tony Stark design this?
That being said, unless I was a hardcore fan of a team growing up, if they recruited me, this would be hard to turn down.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

AndyVance's picture

Actually, if Stark had a hand in designing an athletic facility, one might assume it would be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he enrolled at the age of 15 pursuing degrees in engineering and physics, eventually earnings his masters. The MIT Engineers football team plays Division III ball at Henry G. Steinbrenner Stadium, built in 1978 by Yankees owner (and Ohio State alumni) George Steinbrenner in honor of his father, an MIT graduate.
Interestingly, other MIT teams reside in the Johnson Athletic Center (named for an active athletic supporter) and the Wang Fitness Center. </juvenile genital humor>

HighBallAce's picture

Isn't that one of the teams on Alabama's schedule this year?......*snicker*

acBuckeye's picture

Nice. But tOSU's weight room is still supreme.

cal3713's picture

I do remember Bama's being pretty spectacular...
Still, it's crazy that this newcomer can out-do the OSUs and Bamas of the world.  As they said in the buckshot, it pays to have a sugar daddy.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I like how the trophy case has very little in it.  Recruits have to love that. "come see our amazing facilities, wear a different uniform every game, come be a part of our deep rich traditio...ooohhh wait...." 

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

DJ Byrnes's picture

*Les Wexner on the phone with his accountant*

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

AndyVance's picture

Get 'em Lex. We can't stand for this kind of one-upsmanship from a team that didn't exist for all practical purposes before Phil Knight invented the shoe (or something like that).

droessl's picture

"Eat your enemies"?? Are they going to recruit Syrian rebels? 

-1 HS
lljjgg's picture

All of that luxury, and yet a bowl record under .500 and zero national championships.

Haha that said, looks beautiful! Very nice!

IBleedSandG's picture

Sick! I can see why kids would want to go play there. Gotta love that Nike money!
Alright Mr. Wexner, "What you got?"

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

BTBuckeye's picture

Amazing. Go Ducks and Bucks!!!!!

SaltyD0gg's picture

They forgot the pic of the "sticky, seedless foliage" room.

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

spqr2008's picture

"there's no fighting in here, this is the War Room!"  It even looks like the one from Strangelove, down to the chairs.

IBleedSandG's picture

Comment on slide 13: "Just off the locker room is a barber shop, which will over on-site haircuts at student rates."
Way to spell check those captions, Oregon Marketing Dept.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

AndyVance's picture

I saw that, too. They didn't mention it, but the barber's name is Sweeny Toad.

FROMTHE18's picture

Your move OSU Board of Trustees and Gene Smith...eesh.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

That's cool.
Where did they put all the national titles and Heisman trophies?
 
 
 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Damn you, I just got mayo on my keyboard in an attempt to upvote!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

jayt's picture

i don't think that was mayo my friend ;)

droessl's picture

How great is it that the person who oversees all the changes to Oregon's uniforms is named Tinker? 
http://www.lostlettermen.com/the-man-behind-cfbs-uniform-revolution/

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

un...real...If i was a recruit and didn't care for Oregon..seeing this would definitely make me do a double-take.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BUCKtuckian's picture

riDUCKolous

People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic.
Ron White

NYC Buckeye's picture

Glad we managed to grab Dontre this year, cause recruiting battles with them moving forward are going to be a tough sell...  at least USC has the weather...lol

AndyVance's picture

It does make you wonder about all of the buzz with UCLA recruiting recently, when their second-tier facilities literally look like my public library:

Perhaps if you want the SoCal lifestyle but you don't want to play for Lane Kiffin, you become a Bruin...

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Amazing, but the facility is so sterile and clinical, almost like a museum. Don't get me wrong, I'd take some of those features in a heartbeat, but the Woody just oozes of character, soul, and history of 100+ years of Buckeye football.

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

AndyVance's picture

Great point, Aero - there is a certain lack of personality to the whole thing. Maybe that comes from not having much of a history to trade on (I'm not trying to put Oregon down, really, but the depth of Ohio State's football history is massive by comparison).

Kurt's picture

No way.  If I'm not mistaken most football facilities consist of cheap CMU block, corrugated metal and are almost entirely windowless.

Grayskullsession's picture

Les Wexner will not be outdone!! We will wait patiently for his checkbook retaliation.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Urban Nation Army's picture

If I was a recruit I'd be like DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

OSUStu's picture

A row of miniature 'maquettes' illustrates Oregon's uniforms over the years.

*The length of this room to rival the Great Wall of China.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

OSUStu's picture

Funny.  I don't see a 2010 Rose Bowl trophy or rings.  Where is that?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Nkohl13's picture

Ed Rife's tattoo parlor.
(Sorry, I had to)

tampa buckeye's picture

The trophy case at whac is way bigger.

Deadly Nuts's picture

So where have they put all their Heismans and Championship trophies?

LEBRON

William's picture

Wow, just wow. I love OSU and it is great being a student here, but if I were a football recruit, I would very seriously consider an offer from Oregon. Les, I know you recently dropped $100 million for the medical center, but any chance you have some 'spare change' for the athletic department? 

William's picture

Also, come on folks, yes Oregon doesn't have the titles or the Heismans that OSU has, but acting like this spectacle of a facility is less off because of that is ignorant. Oregon clearly doesn't have the tradition to lean back on like Ohio State or Alabama, so they use their sugar daddy Phil Knight and the wealth of Nike to create impressive facilities like this. I say bravo to Oregon, they're showing people that you don't need tradition or blue-blood status to become relevant in football. Also this literally shits on half of the teams in the Big Ten, like Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana or Purdue, who most likely have an abundance of wealthy alums that could donate to the schools' athletic departments and help make them relevant, but choose not to. 

AndyVance's picture

Okay, you're outrage is a little overdone here, but your point is valid... Oregon does not have anything to speak of in the way of football tradition, but they're playing the game and trying to trade on what they do have: deep pockets and a certain "cool factor" with recruits given the Knight/Nike connection. The facility is cool, yes.
As the Devil's Advocate, however, let me pose your own position back to you in another way: "They're showing people that you don't need tradition or blue-blood status to become relevant in football," you said. Couldn't you argue instead that what they are also showing people is that the only way you can become relevant outside being a traditional football powerhouse is by spending an obscene amount of money to perpetuate the college football facilities/coaching "arms race?"

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Who's acting like it's a lesser facility?  It's just a fun little jab, that's all.  That facility is pretty sick.

Class of 2010.

BierStube's picture

How many players are they going to allow on that team?  Looks as though they have enough lockers for about 200!!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I bet some SEC coaches would love that!

Class of 2010.

raiderred's picture

Honestly oregon would easily be in my top 3 (along with OSU) if I was an offensive player because of those facilities and offense. It just does not get much better then that

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Yes, student athlete...
No student athlete shall receive benefits/perks that other students cannot.
But for real, pretty sweet place.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Looks very edgy and clean. I like these locker rooms a lot. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

route4buckeye's picture

Simply amazing. Those players and coaches are beyond lucky.

buck-I.8's picture

With how hard it is to consistently get national talent to Eugene, I'd say this brings them closer to leveling the playing field a bit.

Knarcisi's picture

Aren't free haircuts and games of pool considered improper benefits?

Knarcisi's picture

Ah, I read the caption that they charge for the haircuts. That pool table doesn't have those quarter slot things like the rest of the students deal with. Send the NCAA back in there. 

teddyballgame's picture

Obviously, you don't need all that luxury and fluff from a football standpoint, but if it helps recruit elite talent then it's easily worth it.  Can't blame them for making full use of their Nike advantage I guess.  Even if it does look a little bit like they're overcompensating.

buck-I.8's picture

They are overcompensating: There's a good reason for all the uniform madness and the brand new facilities. That reason is that even though every high school athlete knows about Oregon from branding, it's still a ridiculously tough sell to get these kids out to Eugene for college when it's looked at realistically. 

Hoody Wayes's picture

Missing: MNC Trophies. Heisman Trophies.

harleymanjax's picture

They should burn in HELL for producing AKILI FUCKING SMITH and ruining my beloved Bengals for a few years!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

RoyMunson's picture

"Something had better change with the NCAA or else we could be witnessing the professionalization of college football."
Oh wait.

DaiTheFlu's picture

While the facilities are amazing, I feel like there's a very important recruiting component in Oregon that we are forgetting...

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1153306/092609-04.jpg

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

Basso Profondo's picture

Holy crap that's above and beyond what I could have possibly imagined.  I have got to ask, how much did that sucker cost to build?

unholy bucknut's picture

Pretty nice place where does that recruiting agent from Texas sleep.

vitaminB's picture

Can someone please post pics of the WHAC.  I know we won't compare with that, but it's okay IIRC.

Urban Nation Army's picture

here's some:


Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

The architecture looks very similar to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, especially the cafeteria. I'm not a huge Nike guy, but it is worth visiting if you're in the Portland area. 

Dougger's picture

tiny trophy case.
other than that, this complex is craaaazy

I like football