There could be two former Oregon head coaches on the visiting sideline Nov. 3 at Autzen Stadium.
UCLA coach Chip Kelly has offered Mark Helfrich a job as the Bruins’ offensive coordinator, according to a report by FootballScoop.com.
Kelly posted a 46-7 overall record, including a 33-3 mark in the Pac-12, at Oregon from 2009 to 2012.
Helfrich, who was Kelly’s offensive coordinator, had a 37-16 record after being elevated to head coach for four seasons (2013-16). He was fired after the Ducks’ 4-8 finish in 2016 and worked as an analyst on Fox Sports 1 this season.
Helfrich also has been mentioned as a potential candidate to replace Rich Rodriguez, who was fired on Tuesday.
Two other former Oregon assistants, Jerry Azzinaro (defensive line) and Don Pellum (linebackers), have also been hired by Kelly at UCLA.
— The (Eugene) Register-Guard