"Chip Kelly is off to the Philadelphia Eagles but the Oregon Ducks will still look like the machine that raised havoc in college football over the last several seasons. Kelly’s right-hand man and personal choice, Mark Helfrich may reveal that much of the success that was accorded to Kelly was in fact a product of Helfrich’s influence."
■ Ted Miller finds Oregon in "great shape" when it comes to the offensive line.
"The Ducks are replacing both guards but the three guys returning are A-list: C Hroniss Grasu, OT Jake Fisher and OT Tyler Johnstone."
■ Dale Newton believes strengthening coach Jim Radcliffe doesn't get enough credit for his contributions to the football team.
■ Another day another watch list announcement.
"University of Oregon student-athletes Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas have been named “players to watch” for the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today. The foundation named 50 players representing 37 institutions as players to watch for the annual award, which is the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade."