Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost well know that one of their chief tasks is sustaining the culture around the program. While the coaches need to be themselves and not try to ape Kelly, it does help that Kelly took only one full-time assistant with him to Philly -- D-line coach Jerry Azzinaro. There's plenty of continuity, both in terms of scheme and the day-to-day operation, procedures and philosophies of the program.
• Brandon P. Oliver (ESPN$) says the Ducks are looking for a couple of lockdown corners to recruit in 2014.
With one of the best cornerback tandems in school history on the current roster, the Oregon Ducks are sitting pretty at one of the most important positions on the field. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Terrance Mitchell are both eligible to leave for the NFL after the 2013 season.
Both of them -- especially Ekpre-Olomu -- are rated highly as draft prospects at the position. Whether or not one or both of them opt to leave for the next level, the Ducks have a tough task ahead when looking to find their future replacements.
• Charles Fisher looks at a new play introduced in the Fiesta Bowl, the "TE Twist."
• The bats came alive at PK Park last night as Oregon defeated Cal St. Northridge 12-4.
• The basketball team rose five spots to #19 on the AP poll after winning the Civil War last week and the baseball team dropped one spot to #15 after losing two out of three to Cal St. Fullerton.