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Crystal Ball Run:
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Ohio State Buckeyes
The Oregon Ducks only had one game in 2012 where they scored less than 35 points. Unfortunately, it was that game, a 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford, that kept the Ducks from playing for the BCS Championship. 2013 will be a time of transition for the Oregon Ducks, as former head coach Chip Kelly has left the program, taking his talents to the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly's imprint has been left on the program, to be sure. So much so, in fact, that Oregon decided to promote offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head coach, marking the third straight time that Oregon's head coach came from the OC position. Helfrich is the Ducks fourth head coach since 1995. The Good: Marcus Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas return for another season in the backfield. The loss of Kenjon Barner and his 1767 yards and 21 touchdowns will hurt a bit. But with Thomas and Mariota, plus more of rising sophomore tailback Byron Marshall, the Ducks running game should be just as dange...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
START OF SOMETHING NEW
Oregon has has promoted offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to take over as the team's head coach. He has been with the Ducks since 2009.
Remember when Spaz took over and he hired a bunch of guys with UNH connections? We never turned into "Oregon East" for variety of reasons, but it is interesting to see that Chip Kelly is collecting a bunch of BC guys on his NFL team. First it was McGovern, then Bob Bicknell, and now Mike Dawson.What's interesting about the Dawson hire is that he left big-time football...
The search to find Chip Kelly’s successor in Oregon was quick, and the ducks didn’t have to spend any travel expenses making it happen.
According to ESPN L.A., Oregon will promote offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head coach. Helfrich has been the Ducks’ offensive coordinator since 2009.
Oregon’s offense ranked second in the nation this season with 49.6 points per...
Next Man Up
Four years ago the Oregon Ducks football program promoted Chip Kelly, their innovative offensive coordinator who had never held a head coaching position, to Head Coach in a move that surprised many people around the nation. While his offense was quickly becoming one of the most talked about units in football, many questioned whether or not he had the ability to take...
Oregon's new coach painted different strokes with different brushes than their last one. Mark Helfrich was formally introduced as the new Oregon Ducks head football coach Sunday afternoon in Eugene, leading off his era with a press conference in which the new main man on campus was personable, humble, friendly, affable and reasonable.
In his opening salvo, Helfrich talked...
In the short time that offensive guru Chip Kelly was head coach at Oregon, his impact on the Ducks was staggering. With the help of Nike CEO Phil Knight's money, Kelly helped elevate UO from one of the country's better programs to one of its best.
Kelly has taken his talents to the NFL, leaving the Oregon job in the hands of offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich. Will...
Perhaps Chip Kelly is all that he's cracked up to be? DK examines the circumstances surrounding the Oregon coach ending up as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach.
The news came in the middle of the departure of Chip Kelly and the formal announcement of the promotion of Mark Helfrich; the defensive coordinator, once again, sandwiched and forgotten in-between two brilliant offensive minds, in a region and conference where offense rules. Last Thursday, Nick Aliotti, Oregon's perennially under-appreciated defensive coordinator, finally...
Chip Kelly has been in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl only a few days and he’s already flirting with the idea of bringing in a new quarterback.High on Kelly’s wish list is Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel, who Kelly recruited heavily while at Oregon, narrowly losing him to Florida State (Manuel wanted to stay closer to home). The two met and discussed some things, and...
Mark Helfrich met the media today as Oregon's new head coach, and made a strong impression with his sincerity and enthusiasm for the job.
"This is the pinnacle for me," he said. Welcome words to an Oregon fan base and donor group after Chip Kelly's year-long flirtation with the NFL and double reverse departure this Wednesday. In the 39-year-old Helfrich the Ducks...
The hiring of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly came as quite a surprise. Kelly stated that he was going to remain at Oregon and suddenly, without warning, the Philadelphia Eagles announced his hiring as the team’s head coach. Now comes an even more surprising potential hire for the Eagles organization. Former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as the team’s offensive coordinator...
New Eagles coach Chip Kelly, master of a spread offense that was so potent at Oregon, met with his quarterbacks on Friday, Mike Vick and Nick Foles, and gave neither a firm commitment for the 2013 season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports citing sources.
Both meetings were pleasant and Kelly had good things to say about both, but Vick remains unwilling to significantly alter...
Future quarterbacks this is not how you slide especially when Ed Reed is coming to try and murder you.
Oregon hired Mark Helfrich as their head coach to replace Chip Kelly. [College Football Section]
Baylor, WTF are you doing with your helmets. All gold? Matted design. Are you the next Oregon? [Lost Lettermen]
Saturday Night Live parodies Manti Te’o as a dumb jock. [Guyism]...