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Forecasting Oregon's 2013 season

It's never a good thing when a major college football program loses its head coach, especially when that coach is an innovator who runs a unique system, but how badly will the Oregon Ducks suffer without Chip Kelly? What happens if offensive coordinator Marc Helfrich takes over as head coach, as is widely expected? ESPN.com Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller says that in the end, it's all about the players, and compares Oregon to a recent team that had early success after a coaching change, even though time eventually proved that coach wasn't a great fit: