According to several reports, Oregon has parted ways with coach Mark Helfrich.
Helfrich won the Pac-12 championship in 2014, and the Pac-12 North division in 2013, but is 4-8 overall this year, with a Pac-12 record of 2-7.
Since the news first broke, Oregon has released a statement that did not disappoint in its explanation for how Helfrich had disappointed everyone.
After taking over for Kelly following four seasons as offensive coordinator, Helfrich maintained Oregon’s status as one of the nation’s most potent offenses. But after finishing 37th in the FBS in total defense in 2013, the Ducks slipped to No. 89 during the playoff season, No. 117 in 2015 and No. 126 this season, despite the hiring of a new coordinator who installed a new scheme.
The Ducks saw several significant streaks end in 2016, including their winning streak in the Civil War. Oregon failed to make a bowl and suffered a losing season for the first time since 2004, and saw an Autzen Stadium sellout streak that began in 1999 end at 110 consecutive home games. The Ducks lost at least eight games for the first time since 1991.
Maybe the Ducks can get Chip Kelly back.