Oregon Ducks new offensive coordinator Scott Frost is looking forward to keeping up the success of the two previous offensive coordinators. Both coordinators, Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich, helped propel the Ducks to one of the top offenses in college football, and Frost is eager to take on that challenge.
“There’s definitely some pressure there (being offensive coordinator) but I got great guys around me and Mark right over my shoulder so I’d be a lot less confident if those guys weren’t there,” Frost said.
“I don’t really see running back as a question mark — there’s not a team in the conference, probably not a team in the country, that wouldn’t trade for our running backs,” Frost said.
Frost continues by talking about sophomore Byron Marshall and junior De’Anthony Thomas and how important they are to the success of the team.
“Marshall has had an unbelievable fall camp and we don’t feel like there’s another player like De’Anthony in the country,” Frost said.
Frost went on to talk about where he’s seen the most improvement in Mariota and how he can improve on his freshman campaign.
“He’s bigger, stronger and faster so I think he has better control of the offense, a better grasp of it,” Frost said. “Like I’ve said a hundred times, we want him to be more of a playmaker so we expect him to do great things.”