Auburn hired Scott Loeffler
, Temple's OC, to replace Malzahn. Loeffler played at Michigan before a shoulder injury ended his career. He was a grad assistant and became good friends with Brady (they both watched a lot of film). I think he'll do well at Auburn.
The real reason I'm posting is because of the Chip Kelly to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
rumor that's going on right now. If Kelly leaves, it remains to be seen what Oregon will do. The current belief is that the Ducks will go after Chris Petersen
of Boise State. I know the Petersens are comfortable in Boise because of the situation with their son
, Sam. It'll be interesting to see how this affects the Ducks, considering they should have money to throw around to hire a good coach, and how it affects their recruiting.
EDIT: Looks like it's going to happen
. I don't know how much it is going to impact recruiting. It's very late in the recruiting cycle and it's gotta hurt to not have a coach. Usually, people preach to not commit to a coach (but that's not what happens), but the draw of Oregon seems to be the uniforms, the facilities (Phil Knight has poured millions into them) and Kelly's offense. Even if they get Petersen, it's going to be tough to get him in before Signing Day. I feel like there's going to be a lot of last minute decisions to make, and probably the best thing these kids can do is wait to send in their LOIs.
With the players they have, Oregon should be alright next year. Brian Bennett is not Darron Thomas, but he's a pretty decent quarterback. De'Anthony Thomas is obviously an electric player. If they get the right coach, they should be alright.
EDIT 2: Nevermind, he's not leaving
Edited by sachmoney, 23 January 2012 - 10:14 AM.