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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
• Chuck Klosterman wonders what would have happened if Chip Kelly had taken the Bucs job?

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 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.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I have significant hope that next year, we will be better. With Chip back, and with a slew of new, young talent, I think we could run the table fo sho.