One of the most surprising stories of the season was when Chip Kelly recently announced he was not leaving Oregon for the NFL. Kelly has led the Ducks to four straight BCS bowls and the prevailing thought was that it was time to take his up-tempo offense to the big leagues. Kelly nearly left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2011 season but returned, saying he had ¿unfinished business.¿ Only an overtime home loss to Stanford prevented Oregon from likely playing for the national title. The Ducks capped a 12-1 season with a 35-17 win over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
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