Following a rumor-filled weekend, head coach Chip Kelly declined a move to the NFL and will return to Oregon for the foreseeable future. Subsequent recruiting storylines will intensify and likely resolve as Kelly & Co. move forward in Eugene. Reactions from preps were almost instantaneous as news of Kelly’s return trickled out. “It’s an amazing feeling knowing that I will be playing with a phenomenal coach,” said running back Thomas Tyner (5-Star/Beaverton, OR/Rivals#4RB). Echoing his sentiments was Dontre Wilson (4-Star/DeSoto, TX/Rivals250), “I’m solid to the Ducks and I can’t wait to win a natty next year and break some records.”
This coming Saturday, Oregon will host No.1-rated JUCO dual-threat quarterback Tanner McEvoy (4-Star/Yuma, AZ). In what some are perceiving as a clear indicator of an impending transfer by Bryan Bennett, McEvoy’s run-and-gun mentality and 6’6″, 200 lb. frame would make him an ideal backup for current headman Marcus Mariota.
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Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks fan. Prior to the fire service, Flores, a graduate of nearby Corban University, spent over seven years in professional journalism including a stint at the Statesman Journal in Salem and held the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban). A career transition however never dampened his love of writing and FishDuck is now his source to share his love of Mighty Oregon. Flores brings detailed knowledge of Oregon recruiting to the FishDuck team and welcomes your feedback.
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