Is Kelly ready to leave Oregon?
Kelly, after nearly bolting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head-coaching job in January, ducked the issue when he was asked last week. But it's a question that, like these persistent rain clouds, will continue to hover over the Oregon football program, and one that could influence the future of a number of UO coaches and players.
And recruits, too.
Oregon coaches are on the road this week trying to improve a recruiting class ranked as low as 69th in the country by one of the major recruiting services. Oregon has just 10 high school recruits committed for the class of 2013; among Pac-12 schools, only Stanford, with nine, has fewer.