If Chip Kelly Leaves, Mark Helfrich Is in Line for Oregon Job
According to USA Today, sources confirm that Oregon would stay in-house and could possibly hire Helfrich within 72 hours of Kelly’s departure.
Helfrich does not call Oregon’s plays, but has been Kelly’s right-hand man since brought into the system in 2008. He is a huge part of the offensive game plan and knows the playbook in-and-out.
Still, losing Kelly’s innovative offensive mind would be a huge blow to the program. Since he was hired in 2009, Oregon is 45-7 (33-3 Pac-12) and has made an appearance in a BCS bowl every year, including the 2010 national championship.
The Ducks have averaged 44.9 points per game during his four-year tenure.
Kelly is scheduled to interview with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Oregon plays Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
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