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“I haven’t had to address it with the recruits right now,” Kelly said of the Ducks’ recruiting-service woes. “We’re coming off back-to-back Pac-10 championships as we move into a brand-new league with a brand-new television contract. It’s a bright future for us. We had a berth in the Rose Bowl (in the 2009 season). We had a berth in the national championship game, and I understand from the kids we’ve talked to, our recruiting is going very, very well.”

California coach Jeff Tedford is among many coaches who also used Lyles‘ services, but Tedford said he got something useful for his money.

“I’m not concerned one bit,” said Tedford, the Pac-12’s longest-serving coach entering his 10th season in Berkeley. “We deal with probably four to five recruiting services per year. I wouldn’t know Will Lyles if he was in this room right now. … The reason we use those services is to make sure that we can be efficient with our time and our resources. I have no concern whatsoever about it. We have the videos, we have the prospect list, and so I have absolutely no concern about it.”