When Mark Helfrich was named as Oregon’s new head football coach on January 20th, the question quickly emerged – Would Helfrich be able to retain the solid recruiting class former coach Chip Kelly and the Duck staff had assembled before Kelly departed for the NFL.
That answer came Wednesday morning – a resounding yes!
Ron Aiken, who spent the past six years among the most respected defensive line mentors in the NFL while accumulating 23 years of experience as a defensive assistant at the Division I and professional levels, has been named defensive line coach at the University of Oregon, according to the Ducks’ head football coach Mark Helfrich.
The 57-year-old South Carolina native replaces Jerry Azzinaro, who left the program to pursue other coaching opportunities.
The Dallas Morning News
Cedar Hill quarterback Damion Hobbs was simply too good to fall through the cracks.
Hobbs – who led Cedar Hill Texas to the 5A Division II state final – orally committed to Oregon on Wednesday, snatching up a late-minute offer from one of the nation’s premier collegiate programs.