Topic: Mark Helfrich

Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

By on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2:26 pm.

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark Helfrich said. “He’s already been […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Postseason play up next for Oregon fall sports

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 11:18 am.

– After Arizona emerged as the Pac-12 south champion, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke with the media about having to break the team’s two-year skid against the Wildcats with a playoff bid and a conference championship on the line. – Oregon’s dominant Civil War victory proved that the team is hitting its stride at the […]


Gameday: Injuries continue to mount as season progresses. Can Oregon withstand it?

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 2:54 pm.

Oregon’s 51-27 win over Utah clinched the Pac-12 North division crown and jettisoned itself into prime contention for the College Football Playoff. Oregon moved to No. 2 in the poll and now appears to be on a collision course with Arizona State for a Dec. 5 matchup in the Pac-12 Championship with “winner goes to […]


Kim: Oregon leaves Salt Lake City as Pac-12 North division champions, loses a lot in the process

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3:36 pm.

SALT LAKE CITY – Prior to the kickoff at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Mark Helfrich, who was in his formal attire, was quietly speaking with Athletic Director Rob Mullens near the 30-yard line. While the content of their discussion remained undisclosed, the two exchanged some laughs in an empty stadium before eventually parting ways. What would transpire in […]


Kaelin Clay fumble was the turning point in No. 5 Oregon’s 51-27 victory over No. 20 Utah

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1:28 am.

SALT LAKE CITY — Mackenzie Westfall and her father Bill were standing in the front row of section 22 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The tandem, dressed from head-to-toe in Oregon apparel, had made the five hour drive to Salt Lake City, Utah from their Boise, Idaho home to watch the Ducks take on the Utah Utes — […]


Pregame notes: No. 5 Oregon football looking to seal Pac-12 North in Salt Lake City

By on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 6:52 pm.

Coming off their all-important win against Stanford last weekend, the No. 5 Oregon football team (8-1, 5-1) will need to survive yet another test at No. 20 Utah (6-2, 3-2), who is coming off a 19-16 loss to Arizona State. With just three games remaining against bottom tier conference teams, the Ducks are in the […]


Oregon football practice recap: Staggering numbers for Ducks’ defense on road

By on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 1:26 pm.

It was a business as usual type day for the Oregon football team Thursday as it prepares to fly to Salt Lake City, Utah for Saturday’s game. Facing its last true road test of the season against a Utah team with plenty of characteristics about itself that create difficult match-ups for the Ducks, Mark Helfrich […]


Oregon flips the script, confronts “Stanford problem” with ease

By on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10:35 pm.

On Thursday morning, long-time Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti was seen hanging around the Hatfield Dowlin-Complex in a jacket and jeans, talking to Mark Helfrich and Marcus Mariota after practice. And while Helfrich and Mariota both described his visit as “typical” – alluding to nothing more than a casual conversation – it perfectly framed an image […]


Oregon football maintains ‘one game at a time’ mentality heading into Stanford game

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:51 pm.

A lot will be riding on Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Stanford. The first official playoff committee rankings are scheduled to be released this Tuesday and it will coincide with an opportunity for the Ducks to end the quote unquote “Stanford problem.” “You can’t let your emotions get the best of you,” Troy Hill said. “They […]