Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/14/13
No Chip, No Problem The Oregon Ducks, even without Chip Kelly, rank No. 3 in ESPN’s preseason power rankings. As you may know, offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich has taken over Kelly’s job as head coach. Seeing as how Helfrich ran the offense, the offensive scheme will look very similar. I’m sure the play calling will be different, but this will still be a fast-paced offense ready to put up the numbers. It also helps that Kelly leaves Helfrich with a ton of talent through his recruiting. Here are five players that you can’t help but keep your eyes on: De’Anthony Thomas may be the fastest player in all of college football (Photo: Oregon Football) De’Anthony Thomas De’Anthony Thomas will be a Heisman candidate this season. Similar to last year, he might not be listed as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart. Byron Marshall was impressive throughout the spring, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he lands the starting role. This doesn’t mean that Thomas will lose touches in any way. I ...
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