It's getting closer. Oregon football fans will know on February 6 if the Ducks will pull out a good recruiting class on national signing day.
Even Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens acknowledged that the timing of head coach Chip Kelly's departure was less than ideal as it related to the recruiting process. However, the promotion of Mark Helfrich, promising a seamless transition, appears to be very popular with recruits.
What an amazing in home visit! Love the coaches, and Helfrich is a great guy. GO DUCKS— D4SH (@thomas_tyner) January 21, 2013
Operating under the old saw "It's not over until it's over," what should be on Helfrich's and Oregon's national signing day wish list?
Let's look at what it will take to avoid what could become a fairly grim recruiting effort.