When he arrived, IMO he wanted to run the Oregon O. While I expect us to go high octane once in a while, I don't think it will be our bread and butter.
After two years and hiring Martin as his OC, he seems to be moving away from that -- at least a bit. The emphasis on larger tackles in the last recruiting round indicated to me that he is planning on running more between the tackles and beating opponents down more than he may have planned when he first arrived. I don't expect us to morph into Stanford but I do expect us to continue to run for more than 200 yards a game, like we did last year.
Kelly seems to have assembled some nice pieces and depth in the skill positions. He now has an experienced QB. While we have to fill two spots on the OL, it looks like we should have a decent starting five. Depth may be young but promising.
Yet when I pull all of those items together, I don't see a clear, cohesive direction. Some folks view Kelly as stubborn and unwilling to change, but IMO, he is pliable when he thinks he needs to be. He certainly felt he needed to be at the end of the 2011 season. He's been tweaking the O ever since. IMO we won't know where this is headed until next fall.