Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tales from the stat sheet: what's the Oregon running back rotation for 2011?

Chip Kelly doesn't design the offense to build stats or win awards. He game plans to win games, and distributes the touches based on the opportunities his keen eyes see in painstaking hours of breaking down video. His Ducks constantly innovate, looking for edges, looking for matchups to exploit. With a full stable of weapons in the backfield and a confident, mature, experienced quarterback, expect more diversity and change in 2011.

Kelly calls LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner "1A and 1B." Expect Kelly to play Jedi mind tricks with misdirection and wrinkles, getting these two the ball in a variety of ways, quick inside, on the edges, even underneath the defense with shovel passes and tunnel screens. Change is the only constant, big plays and touchdowns the sure result.

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