You don't have to know an X from an O to understand that the Pac-12 and the entire sport of college football transformed over the past four seasons because of Chip Kelly's brand of football.
Oregon's journey from good to great has been many years in the making and has not been without its painful moments. The Ducks' pursuit of perfection will continue Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.
Much has been made about the Pac-10's transformation off the field, but that pales in comparison to the progress the conference has made on the field in 2010.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly experienced highs and lows in his first game, versus Boise State. ESPN.com had total access.
The traditional transition of power occurs in January. But now is the time to analyze the candidates and major issues. Let the debate on the 2008 season begin.
As four previous No. 2 teams did before them this season, Oregon fell, but no No. 2 team suffered as big a loss as the Ducks did against Arizona.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 9, Oregon's quick snaps, Mississippi State's QB find and rush week at Texas are lined up in the I-Formation.
It's been a long time since USC was out of the national championship picture. But with a convincing 24-17 defeat of the Trojans, Oregon served notice that there is a new regime in the Pac-10 -- and possibly the nation.