What has been widely believed since Chip Kelly left for Philadelphia is now official. The open offensive coordinator spot left when Mark Helfrich was promoted to head coach has been filled by former wide receivers coach Scott Frost. Helfrich’s first hire, Matt Lubick, will coach wide receivers, the same job he held at Duke. If Helfrich [...]
In unsurprising news given the success of Oregon athletics this year, the Ducks softball team is enjoying its highest-ever ESPN.com softball preseason ranking. Tabbed at No. 6 on Tuesday — one slot below its final ranking last season — Oregon was just one of seven Pac-12 teams in the Top 20. No. 3 California, No. [...]
It's official! Mark Helfrich is the new coach of the Oregon Ducks football team.
Call it what you want — a coincidence, a sign of things to come, whatever — it was freaky. At 1:01 p.m., Pacific time Sunday, Oregon football officially issued a press release naming Mark Helfrich its head coach. Exactly one minute later, LaMichael James, Oregon’s all-time career rushing leader, scored his first NFL touchdown. James’ 15-yard [...]
Athletic director Rob Mullens has tapped Mark Helfrich as the 32nd head coach of the Oregon Ducks. Helfrich, who was offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly, becomes the first Oregon native to lead the Ducks since 1942, and is the third straight offensive coordinator to be named head coach. Helfrich doesn’t seem like he’ll be [...]
Another busy day of press conferences featuring Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes, and select players from both teams. Selected quotes from those interviews are below.
Stay tuned for continued Fiesta Bowl coverage from the EDN Sports crew. Ducks beat writers Sean Larson, Conor Armor, and sports editor Alex Shoemaker will be in Arizona to bring you live, up-to-the-minute coverage from practices, press conferences, and the 42nd annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Kansas State and Oregon on January 3.
The Play: On 3rd down and 12, Kenjon Barner rushes 22 yards for a touchdown.
Head coach Chip Kelly addressed the media during Saturday’s Fan Day — the first time since Friday’s decision to give the starting quarterback job to redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota. Kelly praised both quarterbacks on making the decision ...
The 2012 Oregon Ducks Spring Game is mere hours away, and this is the only time fans and media will be able to see the Ducks between January 3rd and August 31st. Marcus Mariota and Bryan Bennett will battle it out on the field for the starting quarterback position. Will a starter be emerge during the game? Plus, EDN Sports will conduct a live blog of the events. Look for the link here.