While you were on vacation ... Oregon
July, 27, 2009
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
The fourth of 10 quick updates on offseason Pac-10 goings on.
Oregon in a sentence
- The return of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and running back LeGarrette Blount after a dominant Holiday Bowl performance against Oklahoma State have the Ducks in the top half of most preseason rankings, overshadowing questions on both lines as well as receiver.
The big issue
- The Ducks rolled up 42 points and 485 yards per game in 2008 in large part because of an outstanding offensive line. Three starters are gone -- two whom were drafted -- so rebuilding this unit will be the critical concern in preseason camp.
Quick hit news
- New head coach Chip Kelly hired Mark Helfrich, a Medford, Ore., native, away from Colorado to coordinate the offense. Kelly, the offensive coordinator under former coach Mike Bellotti, will still call plays.
- Oregon signee Cliff Harris, an ESPNU 150 cornerback out of Fresno, pleaded no contest last week to obstructing a police officer in the line of duty -- a misdemeanor -- and was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $300, according to the Fresno Bee, which won't prevent him from playing for the Ducks this season.
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