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Transition of power awaits coaches

Updated: January 17, 2009, 11:21 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

When Rich Brooks left Oregon for the NFL's St. Louis Rams after the 1994 season, he wanted to make sure the Ducks were left in good hands.

So Brooks persuaded the Oregon administration to hire then-offensive coordinator Mike Bellotti, who had worked for Brooks for six seasons. That decision helped the Ducks win the Pac-10 title in 1994.

"There wasn't a big shakeup of things when I left for the Rams," said Brooks, who just completed his sixth season as Kentucky's coach. ...

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