Mark Helfrich announced Wednesday his first annual spring football game as head coach will be a controlled practice with his offense going head to head against the defense.
The format change from a split squad to offense vs defense is thought to be the byproduct of accumulating injuries from the past month of spring practice that’s made it impossible to field two competitive squads with adequate depth.
As the Oregon Ducks began their final week of spring football practice on Monday, head coach Mark Helfrich admits he and his coaching staff remain undecided on the format of Saturday’s annual spring game due in part to the teams lack of depth.
Last year under former head coach Chip Kelly, the coaching staff divided itself up and held a competitive team draft to determine the two sides.
By Sporting News – Staff Report
The University of Oregon and the NCAA agree that the school has committed at least one major violation stemming from recruiting practices from 2008-11, but they differ on whether the Ducks’ use of Willie Lyles constitutes a major violation, this according to documents released by the U of O on Monday evening.
Oregon paid Lyles, then the owner of Complete Scouting Services, $25,000 for oral reports on recruits. The amount of money Oregon paid is not the NCAA’s issue.
A chinese philosopher once said, ‘Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow.’
Change has certainly been the word to describe Oregon football this spring. And while Chip Kelly’s departure to the NFL was the obvious natural order considering his success in Eugene over the last four years, that change seemingly hasn’t been resisted at all.