At Oregon, size will matter more 

July, 7, 2012
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After being mostly dominated up front by the likes of Auburn and LSU in the past two years, the Oregon coaching staff seems to have made a slight shift in their approach to the game. The smaller, yet fast and powerful Ducks have been built to win the Pac-12, and that has proven to be fruitful in recent years.

However, when faced with the task of matching up against SEC powerhouses in big games, the Ducks were faced with lining up against teams that could match their speed while holding a size advantage up front. While the Ducks held up for the most part, they were unable to play their normal game. Head coach Chip Kelly took notice and has changed his philosophy ever so slightly.

The Ducks still want to play fast and still want to be the most fit team on the field every time they step on the field, but Kelly hasn't been shy about admitting the disadvantage his teams were faced with. The often brash head coach did something a lot of high-profile coaches wouldn't do. He admitted that his system might not always work against the mighty SEC without the proper personnel.

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