Topic: Mark Helfrich

Raw video: Mark Helfrich believes versatility of offensive line will lessen blow of injuries

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 6:22 pm.

  The No. 2 ranked Oregon football team will begin their Pac-12 season at Washington State next weekend. Mark Helfrich had a moment to speak at his weekly press conference about adjusting for injuries on the offensive line and preparing the younger players for their first conference away game. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim


Erick Dargan provides much needed momentum against Wyoming and tips his way into national spotlight

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:27 pm.

Erick Dargan walked off the field with a slight grin on his face following Oregon’s 48-14 win over Wyoming and it was for good reason. Dargan, who was named the player of the game, finished with two interceptions and four tackles. Midway through the second quarter, Oregon safety Erick Dargan made one of those plays […]


Marcus Mariota: The play that changed the game

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 4:43 pm.

Mark Helfrich compared his halftime speech to the Gettysburg Address as an uncertain Oregon team headed into the break trailing 24-18. While Helfrich was being a little overdramatic, the results produced afterwards were profound. “Gettysburg Addressish,” Helfrich jokingly said. “We have so many young guys on our team that haven’t had a competitive quote unquote adversity. Just to […]


Devon Allen emerges as lead wideout against Michigan State secondary

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:44 pm.

In the blink of an eye, Devon Allen rose to stardom. On a 70-yard touchdown connection with Marcus Mariota early in the second quarter, Allen not only electrified the sold out Autzen crowd by breaking through a group of Michigan State defenders with his olympic speed, but he more importantly, solidified his role on this […]


GameDay Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Michigan State-Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 11:23 pm.

With plenty more to discuss about the Michigan State-Oregon game this Saturday, staff reporter Ryan Kostecka, Associate Sports Editor Hayden Kim and Sports Editor Justin Wise answered a roundtable of questions, giving their thoughts and predictions leading up to the highest ranked non-conference matchup of the year.  Who or what will be the difference in whether Michigan […]


GameDay: A clash of opposites, Michigan State’s physicality meets Oregon’s speed

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 9:46 am.

When No. 7 Michigan State lines up against No. 3 Oregon on Saturday, it’ll be a clash of opposites. Oregon’s cutting edge spread contrary to Michigan State’s traditional pro style offense. The Spartans’ 4-3 based quarters defense as opposed to the Ducks’ 3-4. It’ll feature speed against size, up-tempo versus clock management and a non-conference matchup […]


Regardless of the coordinator, problems at defense persist leading up to Michigan State

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 10:01 pm.

Getting bigger and stronger seemed to be the first message that both Mark Helfrich and first-year defensive coordinator Don Pellum carried over into the offseason following last year’s interior defensive struggles. It was no secret that a blueprint was starting to be formed on how to beat Oregon and keep its offense – that is […]


Oregon running backs in three-way tie on South Dakota game depth chart

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:05 pm.

(Marcus Mariota recaps this year’s Fall Camp and discusses the battle at the running back position heading into their season opener against South Dakota) The Oregon football team released their depth chart for the upcoming season opener against South Dakota. Despite the game being just under a week away, the Ducks have yet to settle the […]


Gameday: Troy Hill’s path to redemption started in a jail cell and continues on the football field

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:01 pm.

Sitting in a dimly lit jail cell, Troy Hill saw everything he’d ever worked for slipping away. With only two options, he was faced with the most difficult decision of his life. Hill could either drift into obscurity and make that cell his new home, or pick himself up and fight for what he wanted, […]


GameDay: Depth at wide receiver gives Oregon options

By on Friday, Aug. 8 at 4:40 pm.

The depth at the wide receiver position for Oregon isn’t a problem. With roughly seven players who are expected to contribute, the Ducks are merely going to have to narrow down their rotation. “We’re all out here grinding,” Darren Carrington said. “Whoever plays is gonna play. We’re all friends so it don’t really even matter because […]


GameDay: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall benefit from shared competitive nature

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 9:49 pm.

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett has witnessed a phenomenon occur every year with his new freshmen teammates. Fresh out of high school, new players enter the program with confidence and a reluctance to hard work that blinds them from the culture in place. “When people come in — all the freshmen — they don’t really […]


GameDay: Kostecka: Strong leaders will push Oregon to success

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:03 pm.

“Enculturating” was the word of the day during the Oregon football team’s media day on Monday. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich opened his press conference by saying, “The veteran guys have done a great job of enculturating these young guys into our deal.” Leadership to any team is extremely important, but to a team like […]


GameDay: Oregon players don’t see the benefit of limiting NFL Draft evaluations

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 pm.

Oregon center Hroniss Grasu made the decision to return to college for a final year before he received his NFL Draft evaluation. “Whatever that letter said, I made my decision before and I told myself whatever it said I’m going to go back no matter what,” Grasu said. That feeling wasn’t universal among draft-eligible underclassmen […]