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    George Horton to Oregon

    George Horton has left Cal State Fullerton and taken a position as the head coach at the University of Oregon to revive the program. The Ducks haven't had a baseball team since 1981.

    Hopefully Fullerton can fill the position and maintain there baseball excellence. I'll still be cheering them on. Also, I'll be ordering my Ducks baseball hat as soon as they're available...

    Horton to Oregon

    George Horton has stepped down after 11 years as Head Baseball Coach at Cal State Fullerton for a lucrative financial offer to revive the sport at the University of Oregon.
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    Coach Horton will have the Ducks, competing in a 2-3 year span. One of the best game managers, I've seen in a while.

    Very surprising though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3
    Coach Horton will have the Ducks, competing in a 2-3 year span. One of the best game managers, I've seen in a while.

    Very surprising though.
    Horton will be signed to a five-year agreement that runs through June 30, 2012, with the length of the pact subject to approval from the Oregon University Systemís chancellor. The contract calls for a base university salary of $150,000 as well as an additional guaranteed income of $250,000 derived in part from radio and television contracts with the Oregon Sports Network and shoe and apparel agreements with Nike.
    $400K, no wonder Fullerton couldn't match it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickymitts
    $400K, no wonder Fullerton couldn't match it...
    Wow, I wonder if he needs an Assistant.

    I'll be anxious to see, his first recruiting class and how long it takes, to get the competing. I will also presume, many may transfer from various programs, for the next semester.

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    Gill, who came with Horton from CSF and Checketts (pitching coach) will get a guaranteed $120K plus a one time expense stipend of $25K...

    Not a bad gig. They'll be a power in 5 years, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickymitts
    Gill, who came with Horton from CSF and Checketts (pitching coach) will get a guaranteed $120K plus a one time expense stipend of $25K...

    Not a bad gig. They'll be a power in 5 years, IMO.
    I agree and maybe, even less. He'll develop hitting, speed and play smallball....Pitching will be the key, as to his effectiveness and time frame.

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    I cant wait to see the Uniforms

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    BTW, it took less than a week to name Horton's successor...Serrano Returns to CSF...

    Welcome, here's the #6 recruiting class in the country...must be nice...

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    Serrano has done very well, at the schools he's coached at.

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    How does a school like Oregon NOT have a baseball team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81 View Post
    How does a school like Oregon NOT have a baseball team?
    Title IX, Title IX. Budget cuts in 1981 as well.

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