- the last 2 years you've had 2 top 25 recruiting classes (2007 and 2008).
- The Ducks have a legitimate qb in Jeremiah Masoli (with Costa and Roper as very capable backups... Hopefully redshirting Thomas)
- A proven hard-nose running back in LaGarrette Blount and two shifty backs in Andre Crenshaw and Remene Alston.
- Another promising running back in LaMichael James (although I realize most of you Duck fans haven't seen him yet).
- Aaron Pflugrad and Jeff Maehl will be back at WR
- Wide receivers Drew Davis and Jamere Holland have yet to get started
- Wide receiver Garrett Embry hasn't even played yet... Not to mention Chris Harper if they keep him at WR.
- Linebackers Casey Matthews, Spencer Paysinger and Eddie Pleasant will likely be starting next year. Among other well respected backups.
- While both lines will need some work, 5 star defensive tackle Justin Thompson will finally be on board in January among a few other new talented players on the offensive and defensive lines.
- A secondary that is most likely returning 3 of 4. Jarius Byrd, Walter Thurmond III and TJ Ward. The ducks will still have Willie Glasper (ok, the only video I could find was him playing rock/paper/scissors with Chung), Kenjon Barner, John Boyett, Talmadge Jackson III, Scott Grady and others still returning.
- One of the best tight-ends in the nation, Ed Dickson, is returning with backups Malachi Lewis and Georgia transfer NaDerris Ward.
- Morgan Flint and Daniel Padilla will both be back at kicker and Tim Taylor at punter. Plus the Ducks staff has one of the top rated kickers and top rated punters committed to sign in February.
- While some were mentioned above, this doesn't take into account most of the yet to be signed recruiting class and many of the potential Ducks the staff may pick up in the coming month.
- After all that I was reminded the Duck's schedule is about as perfect as it can be to setup a run. Toughest away game being Boise State and Utah, ASU, Cal, USC & OSU all at home.
- Plus, Chip Kelly, one of the most brilliant minds in college football, will be calling plays if you decide to stick around.
One word Bellotti, one word... Encore!