Found August 29, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
How do you replace a genius? Everybody's weighing in on this, and the national talking heads are climbing over each other to declare that this thorny question is the reason Oregon regresses this year. Opponents will begin to adjust and figure out the no-huddle, up-tempo Oregon spread, the meme goes, and Mark Helfrich won't have Chip Kelly's requisite brilliance to have a counter for the counter of the counter. No coach could be as driven as Kelly, or as successful at stamping his identity on a football team and the mindsets of 85 young men. No visor but a vision: Mark Helfrich looked comfortable and in charge running the Oregon Spring Game, and his team looked as focused and efficient as ever (Scott Olmos, USA Today sports).     Ridiculous. Mark Helfrich is not outmanned in a battle of wits with Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian. He's a keen football mind with a gift for understanding how things work and seeing both the big picture and small, vital details. He&...
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