Though he has been retired for nearly 10 years, Bellotti is working as one of the head coaches at the Polynesian Bowl this week. When the Ducks found themselves looking for their third head coach in three seasons, they did not have to look far promoting from within when Mario Cristobal ascended to the head spot.
We talked about once a week during the season.
He has been very good about involving me in some of the functions. Rick Neuheisel made the observation in multiple formats that the Pac as a whole needs to get bigger and stronger; that has been an area of focus Cristobal has made is and that is something that stands out.
As we have discussed with several recruits this week, the biggest news for Oregon in the season was the return of Justin Herbert. Coach Bellotti had some insightful comment as to what Herbert needs to work on as he heads into his final season of football for the Oregon program.
When it began to struggle it made a lot more pressure on the quarterback; the defenses get in situations where they can disguise coverages or blitz. With all of the retired coaches returning to the field, the topic was broached by Bellotti in our wide-ranging interview. Odds are, at this point, probably not going to coach again.
Having spent his entire career as a college football coach, Bellotti has been around for a long time and has seen tremendous change at the NCAA level to benefit student-athletes. I think as long as they continue to do that; continue to provide the education, provide summer school, provide counseling just on all the situations that can and do occur, they are doing well.
There will be the whole other questions about unions and all those type of things. In both cases, the candidate's post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed. For Oregon, Mike Bellotti amassed a record of over 14 seasons with a Fiesta Bowl win in and back-to-back Pac conference championships in While fan sentiment will most likely remained mixed, Bellotti was involved with some major developments under the Oregon banner including the "Nike rebranding", the building of the Moshofsky Center, and the transition to the spread offense which took a giant leap forward with the promotion of Chip Kelly.
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