"How does Helfrich cope with heading into a season in which any outcome involving fewer than 12 wins will be a mathematical letdown?
"I don't think about it. We're focused on the process; we're not focused on the outcome. And if we control the process, and we do what we can do to our maximum ability, then all that other stuff kinda happens."
So we'll see what kinda happens, won't we?"
■ Erik Skopil says the clouds of recruiting doubt have been lifted and now it's all systems go.
■ Victor Flores wonders if De'Anthony can survive as an every down running back.
The question posed in the title will go unanswered until the Ducks are well into the 2013 season, but if Thomas has shown us anything the past two years, we shouldn't expect any answer other than a definitive “YES.”