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(Video) Mullens Intros Helfrich

Photos and video from Sunday's press conference where Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced Mark Helfrich as Oregon's 32nd head coach in school history.

Mark Helfrich Introduced as Oregon Head Co...

Multiple Oregon assistant coaches were on hand for the press conference as were other head coaches from the school's other sports. Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman was there to show support.

Several key recruits react

Get all the scoop on the latest recruiting updates here. has a long update on Oregon's 2013 recruiting class reacting to the new hire at Oregon.

Oregon's new head coach Mark Helfrich said the Oregon Ducks will need to act quickly with the recruiting class as signing day is just days away. Oregon's coaches have already left town to start recruiting. Click the link above to find out which Oregon recruits are getting visits from coaches and where Oregon's staff is also planning on going.

Helfrich's background before becoming head coach

Get the background story on Oregon's new head coach Mark Helfrich here.

Press Release on Hiring

Read the press release from Oregon on the hiring of Mark Helfrich here.

De'Anthony Thomas speaks about Oregon's new head coach.

EUGENE – University of Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens announced today the appointment of Mark Helfrich as the 32nd head football coach in the history of the University of Oregon. Helfrich most recently served as the offensive coordinator with the Ducks.

“We were looking for a coach who exemplifies excellence, leadership and character, and who would embrace what our winning football culture is all about,” said Mullens. “We found that person in Mark. He is a man devoted to his family, to his players and to this University and community, and I am excited to see him lead the Ducks to even greater heights.”

The 39-year-old Oregon native, who served as a graduate assistant in Eugene in 1997, has accumulated seven seasons as an offensive coordinator at two BCS schools and 15 years coaching quarterbacks.

Helfrich becomes the first native Oregonian to head the university’s football program since John Warren in 1942.

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