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Oklahoman Published: December 27, 2008
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had two receptions for seven yards in six games as a freshman.

If Cole chooses to transfer to another NCAA Division I program, he would have to sit out next season and would have two years of eligibility left. Should he go to a lower division program, he’ll have three seasons left.

Bowl brings bonus for Gundy
OSU’s Holiday Bowl invitation was worth a lot to Gundy. A clause in the coach’s contract guarantees him a bonus of $400,000 for reaching three bowl games in a five-year span, which he has now accomplished.

Gundy did not qualify for a bowl game in his first season, but he took the Cowboys to the Independence Bowl in 2006 and the Insight Bowl last season.

Bellotti thinking about retirement?
With the announcement earlier this month that offensive coordinator Chip Kelly will succeed Bellotti as Oregon’s next head coach, Bellotti now spends a lot of time fielding questions about his eventual retirement.

The 56-year-old has said he doesn’t know when he will step down, but he plans to continue recruiting for the 2009 signing class.

"That just gives everybody some sense of continuity of what’s going to happen down the road,” said Bellotti, now in his 14th season as the Ducks’ coach. "It doesn’t change our day-to-day operations or recruiting or dealings with players or game-planning.

"After the bowl game, after recruiting, I’ll probably take a week — probably March sometime — and say, ‘OK, how do I feel?’ ”

By Scott Wright