Ducks face questions on recruiting trail
December, 16, 2012
By Brandon P. Oliver | ESPN Insider
Steve Dykes/Getty ImagesChip Kelly has flirted with the NFL, but it hasn't hurt Oregon's recruiting.
When you have one of the nation's most exciting offenses, top-notch facilities and fashion-forward uniforms, other programs have to combat those advantages. For those programs competing for recruits with the Oregon Ducks, it even means negative recruiting against a team that will appear in its fourth straight BCS bowl next month.
In the past, programs have used Oregon's high-flying offense against them by telling offensive linemen that the zone-blocking scheme and the up-tempo pace won't be as fun or rewarding to play in. They have told wide receiver recruits that they will block more than they will catch the ball.
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