The biggest knock on the Chip Kelly era at the time was that he hadn't won a BCS game – yet -- after losing in the Rose Bowl in 2009 and the national championship game in 2010. But in the 2011 (season) Rose Bowl, the Ducks got over the hump with a 45-38 victory over the Badgers. The world was also introduced to “DAT” guy.
■ Speaking of Chip Kelly here's a good read.
■ Devon Allen surprised even Mark Helfrich who watched the speedster hurdle his way to a NCAA championship.
■ Dale Newton says there is no comparison when it comes to Marcus Mariota's character.
■ Getting to know Doug Brenner and Tyrell Crosby a little better headline these stories.
■ Oregon picked up another 2015 verbal commitment from OL Brady Aiello.
The 6-foot-7, 260-pound Aiello is from Acalanes High of Lafayette, Calif., and is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.