Found August 27, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Chip Kelly may have left Oregon to try his breakneck offense in the NFL, but he left the program in great shape. The third-ranked Ducks shouldn't stagnate under new coach Mark Helfrich, especially against overmatched Nicholls State in Saturday's opener at Autzen Stadium. Oregon went 12-1 last season and defeated Kansas State 35-17 in the Fiesta Bowl to finish ranked No. 2. Kelly left two weeks after the season ended to become coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the 40-year-old Helfrich took over after four seasons as the team's offensive coordinator. With Kelly and Helfrich directing the speedy spread-option offense, the Ducks went 46-7 and played in BCS bowl games in each of the last four years, including an appearance in the national championship game against Auburn in 2011. Helfrich has said he's not going to mess with success, but is putting his own spin on the offense. "The most important thing is all of our guys believe in our program and we don'...
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