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- Jan 31, 2013
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Oregon fires coach Mark Helfrich after four seasons
Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich has been fired after four seasons.
The school announced the decision Tuesday night. Helfrich was 37-16 as head coach of the Ducks, including 4-8 this season.
"We want to thank Mark for his eight years with the University of Oregon and appreciate his efforts on behalf of Oregon football," athletic director Rob Mullens, said in a statement. "We wish Mark and his family the best."
Mullens said he made the decision Tuesday before he and Helfrich met to discuss the coach's job status.
Helfrich, previously the Ducks' offensive coordinator, took the reins in 2013 after Chip Kelly left to coach the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. He is the first Oregon coach to be fired in 40 years.