Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/11/14
They were great in 2012. A high powered offense that knew only one speed and then-head coach Chip Kelly put the throttle down like the Oregon Ducks’ offense was a new stock car on the NASCAR circuit.Now, the offense, like the new Generation 6 machine, may have a few new glitches in it like a new coach, a new set of superstars and other teams that have grown and gotten better with time and age.Oregon still figures to be one of the better teams in college football, even with these changes.Here are some things you need to know about this football team heading into the 2013 college season. 1. There is a solid defensive foundation: Under new head coach Mark Helfrich, the Ducks return the entire secondary from last season and have a solid defensive line, which could be better than it has ever been.2. The Linebackers are weak. Well, seven out of eleven isn’t bad, right? If the front four and the back four are really good, the Ducks can hide the fact their linebackers are a weak link. The t...
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