Found February 16, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
This is the honeymoon period, the era of good feeling before the endless scrutiny and potential fan mutiny. When it passes, all Mark Helfrich has to do to be considered a success is average 50 points a game, win 90% of his games and a National Championship. Renaud Lavillenie himself wouldn't set the bar this high, but Helf is on the runway, blowing out two breaths and rocking into his rhythm, getting ready to plant and fly. He thinks he can do it. You have to admire a man who optimistically sets out to succeed a genius. Chip Kelly went 46-7, earned four BCS bowl trips and a UPS commercial, but now the former Southern Oregon quarterback has to display el gigante cojones of his own. Pop quiz hotshot: it's fourth and one at your own 35, the NCAA is on line one, and Kenjon Barner is preparing for the NFL combine. What do you do? Photo right: Mark Helfrich greeted Oregon fans and the media with enthusiasm, sincerity, laid-back Northwest humor and cordiality, but to keep them wo...
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