Oregon is riding high now and reaching higher. In Chip We Trust. Until someone offers him six million dollars and a beautiful summer home on Hampton Beach.
Maybe he'll never leave. Maybe the satisfaction of what he's built in Eugene will keep him there a long time.
This season, the Ducks could finish it. Maybe, if everything goes right. Or maybe the year after, when Darron Thomas is a senior, and the young defense and the offensive line have time to gel.
Do we have that much time before fate intervenes? Because fate always intervenes.