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James Rodgers : The Flash, OSU’s New Fastest Beaver

Beaver fans are excited about James Rodgers. When the freshman wide receiver gets the ball and we are in our bleachers, couches or bar stools, we’re left mirroring the actions of the opposing team. We turn our heads to those next to us and nodding slowly say something similar to, “That guy can move.” When I spoke with him in the Valley Football center I could not help but think, He is a really good guy. That’s what this Winners Within Us interview is about: James Rodgers, the good guy, freshman in college, numbingly-quick player and recent Corvallian.

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Dennis Dixon : How the Heisman Candidate Deals with Loss

“Never let them see you sweat,” Dennis Dixon had told me during the week leading up to their win against USC, “That’s the number one thing. That’s why staying positive is so important. If you’re having fun, no one will see you sweat.” These words rang true on November 3rd during the game against Arizona State, when Dennis Dixon held his head high in the face of a devastating injury. Dixon had torn his left ACL in the previous game against Arizona. But he didn’t want anyone to know. It was a secret shared by only Dennis Dixon, his family, his trainer, and Coach Bellotti.

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Interview With Football Coaches Mike Riley (OSU) and Mike Bellotti (UofO)

The lowest point in my professional career was our bowl game last year against BYU. We played very poorly in all aspects and we couldn’t find a spark. The other team played very well. They played up to their potential; I don’t think we did. Afterwards, when we sat down and discussed and analyzed what had happened last season inclusive of the bowl game, we decided we needed to work on improving mental toughness and strength. Those things are my responsibility. Growth in those areas is our top priority for next year.

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Alexis Serna : “If You Have A Dream, Never Give Up”

The attention of football fans across the nation in 2004 was drawn to Alexis Serna during his freshman year in the game with #3 ranked Louisiana State when he missed three extra point attempts that could have won the game for the unranked Beavers. The emotional moment was caught by a photographer that showed Alexis throwing off his helmet in frustration.
Hundreds of letters poured in for Alexis Serna to encourage and inspire him to keep going. The most powerful came from 12-year-old Austin Pierce, a boy from Spokane, Washington recovering …

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The Duck’s Cool Hand Look

The Ducks may not win all the time, but they do win a great deal of the time, and one thing is for certain: Win or lose, each player is a winner. After some rather disappointing seasons, the 2006-07 team looks to be one for the books. Towards the beginning of the season Duck head coach Ernie Kent remarked, “You’re not looking at a team that’s lacking talent, this team is right here to win games. Hopefully the adversity they’ve been through will help them turn that corner.”

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Dan Fouts : Hall of Fame Quarterback for The San Diego Chargers & U of O Alumnus

The following interview occurred in two sessions at UCSD, the Charger Training Camp in September 1981. Beforehand, I had read in press clippings that Dan Fouts was cautious when approached by the press during the football season. What I found, though, was not caution but focus, an intense preoccupation with winning football games. One thing I learned in this, my first professional interview, was that the most difficult time to interview a champion is when they are focused on winning the next game.

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 Below, arranged by category, are PAST WINNING VIDEOS celebrating the Winner Within Us™.  Just click on the one you want to watch.       
                                             

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