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         === Reports: Helfrich to be elevated to Oregon head coach ===
 
 Eugene,  OR  (Sports Network) - Mark  Helfrich will be elevated from offensive
 coordinator to head coach at Oregon, according to multiple reports.
 
 Helfrich has been the offensive coordinator for the Ducks since 2009, and this
 season Oregon averaged 49.6 points per game.
 
 The  39-year-old Helfrich  would replace Chip Kelly, who left Oregon this past
 week to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
 
 The  Register-Guard  reports Helfrich was identified  as the next coach of the
 Ducks  when Kelly  nearly took a job  with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January
 2012.  The newspaper reports wide receivers coach Scott Frost will be promoted
 to replace Helfrich as offensive coordinator.
 
 Oregon,  which made  an appearance  in the  2011 BCS  title game  under Kelly,
 finished last season at 12-1.
 
 
 01/20 03:17:47 ET