Spring practice looked very different for breakout stars such as Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, who went from relative unknowns last season to two of the main attractions in college football heading into this season.
Oregon has built a coaching tradition where the Ducks promote from within, and the new guy does better than the old. It has seemed simple, until now. Can Mark Helfrich improve on what Chip Kelly achieved?
Chip Kelly has dazzled the nation with his spread offense at Oregon, and this offseason he could be asked to take his spread to the NFL. But until an NFL team completely commits to a spread offense, it's unlikely to transfer well to the pros.