- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
Under Chip Kelly, Oregon made a splash by pursuing elite players from all over the country. Now that the Ducks have the brand recognition to compete for the best recruits nationwide, it appears as if they are reigning things in a bit.
Under new coach Mark Helfrich, Oregon is trying to lock down the best players in its region before going out and reaching for the stars from across the country. Helfrich is an Oregon native who understands the limited talent base in Oregon. He also knows that the neighboring states have a lot to offer.