NCF On The Trail: Mike Bellotti

Video: Oregon outperforms ranking

October, 4, 2013
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In the last five seasons, Oregon has never finished below No. 11 in the AP poll but has never had a recruiting class ranked higher than No. 14. Former Ducks coach and athletics director Mike Bellotti joins the "Recruiting Nation” analysts to explain.

Oregon Class of 2009 review 

January, 24, 2013
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Only after a few years can a recruiting class truly be measured. And while there were plenty of success stories in Oregon's Class of 2009, several players who signed with Oregon and never made an impact.

When rumors started flying about Mike Bellotti's impending departure, inside the Oregon program everything remained calm. Once Chip Kelly took over and had the immediate success that had other elite programs and NFL franchises sniffing around, the program braced for another change.

But once again, things remained calm on the inside while everything on the outside seemed to spiral out of control. Just like they did in 2009, the Ducks acted quickly and promoted from within to keep everything in place. Today the school announced that former offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich would become the Ducks' new coach.

And recruiting was one of the reasons.


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