The Ducks will return a glut of talent, have a soft nonconference schedule and play in a conference undergoing major coaching turnover.
"We should be in the mix," Oregon coach Chip Kelly said.
• Jared Sawyeer @ FishDuck.com shares his thoughts on the 2011 season and the Rose Bowl win.
• Rob Moseley along with Adam Jude report the door is wide open for Kenjon Barner and other running backs now that LaMichael is gone. Of course, that's assuming he returns for his senior season and doesn't announce he is leaving for the NFL.
“I feel good with Kenjon Barner coming back,” Campbell said. “He can step right into LaMichael’s spot. He’s shown that he can handle the (workload), and he’s shown that he can overcome some minor (injuries).”