Ducks name Helfrich as new head coach

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Ducks name Helfrich as new head coach

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by KGW / KTVB / AP

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 20 at 5:53 PM

EUGENE -- A former Boise State quarterbacks coach has been named head coach of the Oregon Ducks.

Four days after Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, the Oregon Ducks found his replacement in offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

Helfrich, who was quarterbacks coach at Boise State under Dirk Koetter from 1998-2000, was announced as the Duck's new head coach at a press conference in Eugene Sunday.

Helfrich, 39, has been the ducks offensive coordinator for four seasons.

He was considered the front-runner for the job when Chip Kelly began talking to NFL teams.

The Ducks promoted wide receivers coach Scott Frost, the former Nebraska quarterback, to offensive coordinator, according to Associated Press reports.

Oregon was ranked No. 2 in the final AP Top 25. The Ducks went 12-1 this season capped by a victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
 

 

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