Saturday, November 3, 2018

Good Luck Ducks, Week 10: Chip Kelly Returns

The prodigal coach returns to Autzen Stadium.

Chip Kelly captained the Oregon Ducks football ship in its peak years (2009-2012), after a successful run as Mike Bellotti's offensive coordinator. He championed an increased pace of play, took advantage of inefficiencies, and was generally an agent of chaos. He is and was sorely missed, but has struggled mightily in all of his pursuits since he left Eugene.

Speaking of struggling... what is up with the Ducks right now? They were straight up awful last week, a disturbing trend considering their comatose first half performance the previous week against the superior Washington State Cougars. This most recent Ducks team looked a lot more like the team that Mario Cristobal coached in the bowl game last year, or even one of the Herbert-less games last year coached by the huckster that is screwing up Florida State right now. With Oregon back at home, the hope is for a return to form as they try to position themselves for a quality bowl game.

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Going old school didn't work so well last week, so let's check out UCLA's last visit to Eugene.

Game time is 4:30 PM PDT on FOX. Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Holly Sonders are on the call. Go Ducks!