For six hours, it looked like Chip Kelly was going to become coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers... Would he try to use the same hyper-accelerated, run-based “blur” offense that regularly obliterates the Pac-12?
I have no idea. If forced to guess, however, I would argue "probably." ...So, in closing, if Tampa Bay had lured Kelly into their clutches, the Bucs would have won three Super Bowls before 2020.
• Adam Jude says Chip Kelly is up in the air again but this time he's on a recruiting trip.
• Ted Miller looks at recruiting needs for Oregon.
TE: His name is David Paulson, but he's gone. Colt Lyerla was a productive backup -- at least in terms of finding the end zone -- but after him things are uncertain. Tight end is one of the most underrated positions in the Ducks offense, so having more than one Kelly trusts is significant.
• John Canzano has an audio Q&A with the R-G's George Schroeder.
• Dale Newton believes there is a key reason the Ducks could be better in 2012.
• David Melo @FishDuck.com opens the history book and looks back at Danny O'Neil who made the most of his second chance in 1994-95.
• Aaron Fentress has mini-preview for Oregon RB commit Byron Marshall.
Duck fans should be excited because: Forgive Marshall if next fall the freshman is often seen smiling from ear to ear as he gets his first tastes of the Ducks’ spread-option offense.
Moving from the Wing-T offense at Valley Christian to UO coach Chip Kelly’s spread-option could be compared to trading in a 10-speed bicycle for a space shuttle.
“It’s a really good system for me.