What's next for Auburn and Oregon?
Will Oregon or Auburn contend in 2011?
By: Steven Lassan | 1/12/11, 10:00 AM EST
Chizik will have lots of work to do for 2011.
The curtain has closed on the 2010 season, with Auburn claiming its first title in 53 seasons. With Auburn and Oregon facing some key losses this offseason, how will both teams look in 2011? Here's an early look at how Auburn and Oregon stack up for next season, with key returnees, losses and schedule.
What does Chip Kelly have coming back next year?
Although Auburn earned the 2011 BCS National Championship, Oregon is better positioned to make a return trip to title game next season. The offense will remain among the best in the nation with the return of quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James. Despite missing a game due to suspension, James finished third nationally with 1,622 yards on the ground and second with 21 rushing scores. Although the Ducks return their top two offensive stars, they must replace three offensive linemen and receiver Jeff Maehl. Expect sophomore Josh Huff to assume a larger role in the passing game next season.
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