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New head coach Mark Helfrich has said that Oregon fans won't see wide-scale changes with the offense. And you have to believe that the Ducks will still be primarily a run-first team. Although...
Even without the likely addition of 4-star wide receiver recruits Devon Allen and Darren Carrington, the Ducks are loaded at the position (Carrington's verbal commitment is "soft", as he visits other schools in the wake of Chip Kelly's departure.)
With Josh Huff's acquittal on DUII charges last week, Oregon should return every starting and backup wide receiver. Frost has been instrumental in instilling toughness in the Ducks' wide receivers, making them better downfield blockers.
However, even with the loss of Oregon's two top receivers in 2010 (Jeff Maehl and Drew Davis) and with the emergence of the world's best all-time running back, LaMichael James (personal opinion, TBD at some point in the future), the Ducks passed for 3,130 yards in 2011 on 236 completions.
Last season, Oregon passed for only 2,888 yards on 250 completions. One could make the case that the Ducks didn't need to pass as much, because Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas usually put the game away on their running by the end of the first half.
That may happen again in 2013 with the talented trio of Byron Marshall, Thomas Tyner and Dontre Wilson sharing RB duties. But don't be surprised if the Ducks' passing completions go up this year.
When a team has a true dual-threat QB as the Ducks do with Marcus Mariota, his running ability usually gets more press than his passing. But Mariota showed that he has the arm. With Frost's knowledge of and trust in Oregon's wide receivers, expect a few more passes in the play calling.