|Written by John Bower|
|Friday, 07 August 2009 09:54|
When you look at the 2009 Oregon Ducks in Pac 10 odds this season in college football odds, you are going to see a major change as long-time head coach Mike Bellotti won’t be on the sideline. He has taken the athletic director’s job and turned the head coaching job over to offensive coordinator Chip Kelly. The Ducks are going to do a lot of things like they did in the past but there is no question things are different as Bellotti was pretty laid back while Kelly is intense. The Ducks are a 33-1 longshot in college football odds to win the national title this season.
Since Kelly is in charge there won’t be much change in the offense. That doesn’t mean the Ducks will be as good though since they lose three starters from the offensive line. Jeremiah Masoli is back at quarterback and he is a duel threat, running and throwing the ball. The Ducks have a potential star in the backfield in LeGarrette Blount if they can keep him on the field. Blount’s grades are a concern so they need to keep him in line if they hope to have success in 2009 college football odds. There is not a lot behind Blount. Andre Crenshaw and Remene Alston have been hurt so it may be up to redshirt freshman LaMichael James to back up Blount. There is some good news at receiver as USC transfer Jamere Holland looks good.
Jeff Maehl is also back and there are some newcomers including freshman Blake Cantu, Lavasier Tuinei and Tyrece Gaines. Tight end Ed Dickson can always make an impact. The offensive line has problems. They are going to miss Max Unger, Fenuki Tupou and Mark Lewis. Junior Jordan Holmes returns as does Bo Thran and C.E. Kaiser. Darrion Weems and Nick Cody could also see time. The defense has some concerns as well. Three starters on the defensive line are gone. The only good news is that Will Tukuafu returns. Kenny Rowe, Zac Clark, Simi Toeaina and Blake Ferras should compete for playing time. Brandon Bair and Terrance Montgomery are also in the mix. There is good news at linebacker as juniors Spencer Paysinger and Casey Matthews return along with sophomore outside linebacker Eddie Pleasant.
Clay Jr. Paysinger is also back while Bryson Littlejohn and sophomores Josh Kaddu and Dewitt Stuckey will be backups. Walter Thurmond and T.J. Ward are back to lead the secondary. Talmadge Jackson and Willie Glasper return as well and redshirt freshmen Kenjon Barner and Scott Grady along with sophomore Anthony Gildon and true freshman Cliff Harris could fill in the gaps. The Ducks have kicking issues as two true freshmen are looking at starting jobs. Just how good Oregon will be in college football odds is going to be decided early. They have Boise State, Purdue and Utah in the first three games. If they win all three, which is possible, they could be team to watch all season in BCS college football odds.
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