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No leader - not even Helfrich - in replacing Kelly

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08:17 AM ET 01.17 | Admitting that the timing was less than ideal, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens insists the program is moving on in the wake of Chip Kelly's somewhat stunning decision to leave. Many believe offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to be Kelly's likely successor but Mullens said no decisions have been made and that he plans to conduct an extensive search. ... Mullens denied that Helfrich is the leader to get the job stating, "I don't think there's any leader." But maintaining Kelly's up-tempo offensive philosophies is likely the best way to sustain the program's momentum. Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who just concluded his 20th year at Oregon, has been a candidate in the past for other jobs and could be so at Oregon.

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January 17, 2013  08:29 AM ET

I hear Dooley is available.

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January 17, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Really hope the rumors about taking grantham with him to the eagles are bs

January 17, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Really hope the rumors about taking grantham with him to the eagles are bs

Me too. I hate the Eagles.

January 17, 2013  08:51 AM ET

A lot of pressure on this hire, they better make a good one. How about Kiffin? ;)

January 17, 2013  09:28 AM ET

All the recruits that kelly LIED to are now looking elsewhere---- great job FATSO...

January 17, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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A lot of pressure on this hire, they better make a good one. How about Kiffin? ;)

The way things are going with Lame at SCw, he should be available by the end of next season if not before.

January 17, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Really hope the rumors about taking grantham with him to the eagles are bs

I am worried about Quinn to the Jags now that they have hired the Seahawk DC as Quinn was his Dline coach.

January 17, 2013  10:30 AM ET

I still think that Chris Petersen would be a prefect fit for Oregon. he stated before that he likes the area and he was an assit Coach at Eugene a while back!!

January 17, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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The way things are going with Lame at SCw, he should be available by the end of next season if not before.

You're probably more right than you think!!! I can't see Pat Haden putting up much longer with LK, especially if USC keeps losing!! I just don't know how all this "Scholarship limit" thing play out in Haden's mind???

January 17, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Chris Peterson would make a great fit at Oregon

January 17, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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You're probably more right than you think!!! I can't see Pat Haden putting up much longer with LK, especially if USC keeps losing!! I just don't know how all this "Scholarship limit" thing play out in Haden's mind???

Kiffin is bring in the recruits for the next coach to win with.

January 17, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Kiffin is bring in the recruits for the next coach to win with.

unless the next coach is Dooley. Then it doesn't work so well.

January 17, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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Kiffin is bring in the recruits for the next coach to win with.

Ron Zook II.

January 17, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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unless the next coach is Dooley. Then it doesn't work so well.

True, Kiffin does follow the "Scorched Earth" policy.

January 17, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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Kiffin is bring in the recruits for the next coach to win with.

That's a very good possibility.

January 17, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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Chris Peterson would make a great fit at Oregon

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January 17, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Chris Peterson would make a great fit at Oregon

He has an ugly field, why does he need ugly uniforms?

 
January 17, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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He has an ugly field, why does he need ugly uniforms?

Jus' Sayin', come on friend, you are better than that!!!!!! :-)

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