Former Oregon head coach and current Fox Sports college football analyst, Mark Helfrich, has been linked to multiple open coaching positions according to reports, including an offer by Chip Kelly to be UCLA's offensive coordinator.
FootballScoop is reporting that Chip Kelly has offered UCLA's offensive coordinator role to Mark Helfrich. Two former Oregon coaches in blue and gold?
Also, after Arizona fired its head coach Rich Rodriguez, Helfrich's name was linked to the now open Wildcat job.
Last but not least, he is also rumored to be an addition to the staff at Texas.
Last year, Helfrich was fired from Oregon after a 4-8 season. Oregon is still paying Helfrich's buyout for another two years. The Ducks owe 3.5 million for 2018 and 3.85 million for 2018, adding up to a total of $7.35 million. Will update this story as more develops.
Redshirt freshman Oregon quarterback Terry Wilson intends to transfer and has informed head coach Willie Taggart, a source has confirmed to CSNNW on Friday. The new was first reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Wilson was rated a 3-star dual threat quarterback out of Del City, Oklahoma. He enrolled early at Oregon in time for spring practices a year ago.
Oregon head coach Willie Taggart has repeatedly stated that the quarterback competition is open, but it is going to take a lot for anyone to beat out sophomore Justin Herbert, who appeared to be a budding superstar last season.
Wilson was one of four young quarterbacks competing for UO's starting job against Herbert, redshirt sophomore Travis Jonsen and freshman Braxton Burmeister.
Wilson was No. 2 on Taggart's fluid depth chart during the first week of spring practice but was bumped to third by Travis Jonsen in week two.
Friday marks the first opportunity for fans to get a look at the Ducks under new head coach Willie Taggart.
EUGENE – Fans will be afforded a closer glimpse inside the new era of Oregon football under head coach Willie Taggart with the announcement that three of the program’s 14 practices prior to the April 29 Spring Game will be open to the general public as the Ducks open off-season workouts on Wednesday, April 5.
Practices in Eugene will be open to the public Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, at Kilkenny Field to the west of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, while the Ducks will take their April 15 workout on the road to Portland’s Jesuit High School.
This Friday’s workout is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with Saturday slated to start at 2:30 p.m. The April 15 practice in Portland will run from 2:30-4 p.m., with parking available in the Cronin Field’s East Lot at the intersection of S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and S.W. White Pine Lane.
For the open practices in Eugene, spectators are asked to park in the Autzen Stadium East Lot and enter the facility via the southeast ramp near the Moshofsky Center parking lot. Gates will open this weekend at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively. Fans will be asked to observe practice from the north sideline only, with cameras not allowed into the facility by the general public.
No food and/or beverages will be allowed into the practice facility. Restroom facilities will be available in the Moshofsky Center across from the Duck Store.
Admittance to the open practices will be on a first-come basis, with the number of spectators limited to once the capacity has been reached. In the event that weather forces the team to practice inside the Moshofsky Center, the open-practice status may be amended to be rescheduled another day.
The Ducks will conclude their off-season workouts with the annual Spring Game on April 29, beginning at 11 a.m. in Autzen Stadium.
The DuckSquad podcast dives into:
-Will Colorado Quarterback Sefo Liufau will miss Saturday's game with an ankle injury?
-Kani Benoit, running back and surprising fisherman, refuses to be on the team that ends the Ducks' winning streak against Washington
-Will Oregon's offensive line struggle without left tackle Tyrell Crosby?
The DuckSquad podcast dives into:
-Does Mike Riley (former Oregon State head coach, current Nebraska head coach) have revenge on his mind vs. Oregon?
-Get to know Oregon's defensive player of the week, Jalen Jelks
-Is Tony Brooks James another LaMichael James in the making? (as LMJ tweeted)
- What Oregon has to do to get the victory over Nebraska
And much more!