Oregon running back Royce Freeman (21) runs out of the tackle of Utah linebacker Evan Eggiman (31) in the second half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Oregon defeated Utah 30-28. (AP Photo/George Frey)

George Frey

Season: 4-8, 2-7

College Football Playoff ranking: N/A

MVP: QB Justin Herbert (1,936 passing yards, 19 TD, 4 INT)

ESPN Bowl projection: N/A

Huh? What just happened? Full-on implosion with a horrible defense, and it took the Ducks too long to realize what it had with Justin Herbert. Just think: Oregon lost to Nebraska and Colorado by three points apiece with Dakota Prukop at quarterback. Would Herbert have made a difference? Maybe. If he had, then Helfrich would still be hanging around Nike headquarters….err Oregon’s facilities.