Oregon keeping talent home 

July, 5, 2012
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While Oregon will never be confused with Texas, Florida, Georgia or California in terms of football talent, the talent pool has become deeper in recent years.

After a tough, in-state start under Chip Kelly, the Ducks have begun to keep the top recruits in state under the fourth-year head coach. Kelly came to Oregon with East Coast connections and swung for the fences in his first year as head man at Oregon. As things have moved forward, Kelly has made a point to lock up the top in-state talent before anything else.

Under Mike Bellotti, Oregon rarely signed the top in-state players. While there were elite players such as Troy Polomalu and Ndamukong Suh, you can't blame the former staff for ignoring the thin talent pool inside the state.

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