Willie Taggart’s Professor of Strength leaves UO to return to FSU


Andrew Greif has the news here. Oderinde put 3 UO students in the hospital and kept his job for a year anyway. I’m not sure if Duck FAR Tim Gleason ever gave up the public records on his “investigation” of Oderinde. Say, I wonder if Dr. Skaggs ever got his Sports Medicine Board Certification?


More national publicity for UO, from CBS Sports: UO claims the Duck coach who put 3 students in hospital is “faculty”

The unregulated world of strength coaches and college football’s killing season

When three Oregon football players were hospitalized in January following a strenuous workout, they were being led by a strength coach certified from a track and field coaches association.

For a $245 fee, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) offers a 21-hour strength training course to become a certified NCAA strength coach in any sport. By comparison, the widely-used Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) requires 30 times as much training — a 640-hour certification process.

According to the NCAA, that track certification was all that was needed by Oregon football strength coach Irele Oderinde, who was suspended for one month due to the January workout.

… Oregon declined to provide a copy of Oderinde’s resume to CBS Sports since it is part of his faculty record. Oregon said faculty records cannot be released without an employee’s written permission, and Oderinde did not grant permission.

You can’t make this shit up.

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7 Responses to Willie Taggart’s Professor of Strength leaves UO to return to FSU

  1. use proper titles says:

    Please stop making fun of emeritus professor Helfritch on your blog.

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  2. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    “The good news just won’t stop.”

    Thanks to the late Dave F. (RIP) for this pearl.

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  3. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Prof. Oderinde sure was getting a great ROI on his $245 education investment.

    Perhaps UO should clone this program. A great tecruiting device for enrollment management!

    I hope these new profs start showing up at senate meetings, faculty lounge, etc. etc.

    Perhaps a new research seminar?

    Ah, even old blood flows as spring blooms!

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    • dogbert says:

      Myles Brand used to roll out the “athletics professoriate” on occasion for predicted close votes in the old Faculty Assembly. I remember sitting next to “Professor” Rich Brooks for one of the votes.

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  4. UO Grad says:

    This coaches as faculty thing should be something the Faculty Senate could weigh in on. Seems the faculty has a say on the faculty. Just sayin’.

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  5. Oldtimer says:

    A one credit course instructor in a PE activity class is given faculty status, with a full union vote if a member. Why athletic coaches should not be treated any differently. one can argue for rolling back the egregegious expansion of faculty status, which has had numerous consequences, but that is another matter.

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  6. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Professor of strength? Is that kind of like faculty of color? To be honest, I don’t see too many of either on this campus. There are more students of color and students of strength.

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