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Report: Oregon to name Mark Helfrich head coach Sunday

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10:32 AM ET 01.20 | Oregon is promoting offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head coach, a source told CBS Saturday night. Helfrich will be announced as the Ducks' new coach on Sunday. The 39-year-old Helfrich, who grew up a Ducks fan, replaces Chip Kelly, who was hired last Wednesday by the Philadelphia Eagles. Helfrich was the frontrunner to get the job, keeping continuity with Kelly's system, although Oregon did interview Stanford assistant Pep Hamilton on Friday morning as part of the search process.

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January 20, 2013  10:48 AM ET

It should be interesting to see if Mark can have the same sucess with Oregon that Chip had!

January 20, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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It should be interesting to see if Mark can have the same *sucess with Oregon that Chip had!

*success

January 20, 2013  11:11 AM ET

The local radio guys say pep was only interviewed to fulfill the legal requirement of interviewing a minority candidate. Helfrich was always goingto be the guy. Probably right bc why would Oregon seriously be considering going such a different direction with their offense.

January 20, 2013  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It should be interesting to see if Mark can have the same sucess with Oregon that Chip had!

Hope not.

January 20, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hope not.

LOL, yeah as an USC fan, I have to agree with you!!!

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January 20, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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Oregon went through the motions to keep the masses happy. He was always getting the job. Oregon has hired from within for 30 years.

Good comment, I agree. IMO, I think this is the way to go. Helfrich is a good QB coach and is a players coach.

January 20, 2013  12:25 PM ET

Interested to see what the NCAA does to Oregon.

January 20, 2013  12:56 PM ET
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Good comment, I agree. IMO, I think this is the way to go. Helfrich is a good QB coach and is a players coach.

The players were also told Scott Frost will be the next OC.

January 20, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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Oregon went through the motions to keep the masses happy. He was always getting the job. Oregon has hired from within for 30 years.

True..Oregon announced when Kelly was flirting with teams a couple of weeks ago that Helfrich was going to be HC.. I believe I heard reports that Hamilton is going to Indy as OC

January 20, 2013  01:53 PM ET
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Interested to see what the NCAA does to Oregon.

Probably nothing!!! I'm not too sure the NCAA has enough evidence to do anything. Willie Lyle was also involved with Texas, LSU and Cal and nothing came of that!!

January 20, 2013  01:55 PM ET
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Probably nothing!!! I'm not too sure the NCAA has enough evidence to do anything. Willie *Lyle was also involved with Texas, LSU and Cal and nothing came of that!!

*Lyles

January 20, 2013  02:07 PM ET
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The players were also told Scott Frost will be the next OC.

Jada, I forgot all about this: "Frost started for Nebraska during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, going 11-2 and 13-0 respectively. In 1997, he was the starting quarterback for the final National Championship team for legendary coach Tom Osborne and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award".

January 20, 2013  02:13 PM ET
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True..Oregon announced when Kelly was flirting with teams a couple of weeks ago that Helfrich was going to be HC.. I believe I heard reports that Hamilton is going to Indy as OC

Chip Kelly coached in the east (Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and New Hampshire) for sixteen years before going to Oregon as oc in 2007. Two years later he's the head coach. I guess that qualifys as hiring from within. Personally, I thought it was Belotti's plan to promote Kelly when he hired him as oc.

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January 20, 2013  08:16 PM ET

Well, we have an ex 12 PAC coach going to a Super Bowl!!!!

 
January 20, 2013  08:22 PM ET
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JFC....You are the Manti Teo of FN..Those schools were cleared... None gave a personal check from he HC bank accoount..

That's true, but "so far", that cleared check you speak of, has not been proved for nothing but, recruiting services!!!! Now that could change in the future, but I'm not so sure that the NCAA has enough prove of that, but as you say, I could be wrong!!! If you can show me a "photo" copy of the check fron Chip Kelly's "personal checking account, I would be happy. Can you provide that for me????

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