DuckNation mailbag: Jan. 4 

January, 4, 2013
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After a convincing 35-17 win over Kansas State, most Oregon fans find themselves looking to the future. And with the NFL coming after Chip Kelly, it seems to be consuming the thoughts of Ducks fans everywhere.

Lionel R. (Sacramento, Calif.): Chip's gone isn't he? Will the class really fall apart like people say it will and what about the coaching staff? Will he take any of them with him if he goes to the [NFL]?

[+] EnlargeThomas Tyner
Courtesy of Tiffany FiekenIf Chip Kelly leaves Oregon, will top RB recruit Thomas Tyner follow?
DuckNation: The Ducks do in fact have a plan in place, and reports have surfaced that offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich would be promoted to head coach if Kelly were to move on. That continuity could help with recruits like Dontre Wilson, who said, "I've heard that if Coach Kelly leaves, then Coach Helfrich, the offensive coordinator, would be the new coach. So it really doesn't bother me at all."

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