On Wednesday, news dropped that Chip Kelly would depart from Eugene, Ore., leaving the Ducks program behind for the Philadelphia Eagles. He had previously interviewed for the NFL head coaching job, but there had been no indication of his hiring until Jan. 16.
The Oregon program will look to adjust immediately, with three names popping up early as heavy odds to replace Kelly now that he has bolted for the NFL.
Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is a name that is immediately mentioned with the change of regime, but there are others with their hats in the ring as well. Here is a look at the top candidates and their odds of becoming the next University of Oregon head football coach.