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Dec. 21, 1950

Mike Bellotti

(age 63)

Bellotti coached Oregon Ducks football as head man from 1995-2008, after serving as offensive coordinator from 1989-94.

His career record at UO as head coach: 116-55, and he took the Ducks to 12 bowl games, going 6-6.by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - BELLOTTI

Bellotti, born in Sacramento, played at Cal Davis as a tight end and wide receiver from 1970-72. His first coaching job as on the UC Davis staff. He also coached at Cal State Hayward, Weber State and Chico State before coming to Eugene under Rich Brooks.

He led the Ducks to their first four 10-win seasons (2000, 2001, 2005 and 2008), with a No. 2 national ranking after the 2001 season.