Mark Helfrich Will Win the Day
Mark Helfrich says in some ways the experience is completely different, but in other ways it’s the same, as he is facing his first spring as head coach of the University of Oregon’s football program after four seasons as offensive coordinator. Helfrich joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth today to talk about how spring practice is going for the Ducks.
Helfrich, a former Marshfield High school and Southern Oregon University quarterback, has enjoyed working with the defense and other players that he didn’t see much of while focusing solely on offense.
Helfrich singled out Josh Huff and Keanon Lowe as taking on more responsibility on offense and said the defensive linemen, specifically Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner, are “playing with more confidence and somehow look bigger and are playing faster.” “Spring football is one of the best times of the year for coaches,” said Helfrich. “There’s less pressure on the players, you’re just learning, you’re experimenting. We’ve had two really good practices. We just got to keep building on that.”
At the end of the interview, Helfrich sounded a little like former coach Chip Kelly and his “Win The Day” motto. “We’re trying to get a little bit better every day,” said Helfrich.
Click on the link below to listen to the Mark Helfrich interview.