In Mark Helfrich, 39, Scott Frost 38, and Matt Lubick, 41, Oregon football has gained an infusion of youth and energy at the core of its leadership. It's already paying dividends with the recent commit of Devon Allen, strong interest by offensive lineman Cameron Hunt, and renewed enthusiasm from verbal commits Thomas Tyner and the Robinson twins.
Helfrich and his staff moved quickly to refocus on recruiting after Kelly's departure, and they should close strong. Lubick has a deserved reputation as a dynamite recruiter and a master of the passing offense and receiving fundamentals, footballscoop.com's receiving coach of the year in 2012. Duke made three bowls while Lubick was there, and last season his wide receivers paced the team, the tandem of Conner Vernon, Jamison Crowder and Desmond Scott combining for 2,686 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Imagine the Oregon offense, already formidable at number two in the country, with that kind of productivity at wideout.
In his previ...