Some of this makes perfect sense. Kelly has to be No. 1: He's won three consecutive Pac-12 titles. End of argument.
• Rob Moseley reports that Oregon and Michigan State will meet for a home-and-home serires in 2014-15.
Yes, Oregon's 2012 nonconference slate is pretty uninspiring from a fan's point of view, I'm aware. But the Ducks will host Tennessee in 2013, and have recently agreed to meet Michigan State of the Big Ten in the two seasons after that.
• Mark Flores @FishDuck.com takes a look at all the latest recruiting news.
• Ducks fell to the Huskies last night in the NIT 90-86,
• Rob Mosley also previews the running backs heading into spring practice. We all no that Kenjon Barner will be the main option but how about DAT?
The single most exciting element to watch for Oregon football in 2012 is, just how will the Ducks use sophomore De'Anthony Thomas? He excelled as a true freshman playing the "tazer" hybrid receiver-runner role; will Chip Kelly and company devise even more different ways to get him the ball this fall? Or, given the light numbers at running back, will Thomas get more touches there, allowing him to pile up yards on the ground, but also putting a slightly built player at more risk for punishing hits? Regardless, it's going to be fun to watch.