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In this April 2013 photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs during the NCAA college football team’s spring scrimmage in Eugene. Mariota is planning to take on more than just a few extra pounds this season. Oregon’s soft-spoken quarterback, who bulked up with 12 pounds of muscle over the summer, says he’s ready to break out and become a more vocal leader of the Ducks in his sophomore year.

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Helfrich, Frost aim to maintain Oregon’s offensive superiority

As far as philosophy, not much is changing for coaches

Replacing someone as innovative and successful as Chip Kelly would be a daunting challenge for almost any coach. In four seasons as Oregon’s head coach, Kelly compiled a 46-7 record and guided the hypersonic Ducks to four consecutive bowl appearances and three Pac-12 championships. Keeping this offensive juggernaut on the fast track will be a two-man job. Mark Helfrich replaced Kelly as head coach.

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