Former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich fired as Chicago OC
The Chicago Bears will not be retaining their offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, Oregon’s head coach from 2013-2016. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Adam Jahns.
The #Bears are firing offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) December 31, 2019
The move comes as the Bears finished the 2019 NFL season with an 8-8 record and 3rd in the NFC North. The Bears ranked 29th in total yards per game and total points per game in the 2019 season, causing Chicago head coach Matt Nagy to make the changes.
Chirs Fetters, a Washington Husky beat writer is reporting that Helfrich has been rumored to be a candidate for the Huskies OC opening. If Helfrich were to get that job, it would certainly add an extra wrinkle to the Ducks-Husky rivalry.
Helfrich has been another name connected to the UW OC search. @Dawgman247 https://t.co/t1OuPIhU1T
— ⭐️Chris Fetters⭐️ (@Chris_Fetters) December 31, 2019
Helfrich was the coach of the Oregon Ducks from 2013-2016, leading the Ducks to a Pac-12 Championship in 2014 as well as finishing runner up in the College Football Playoff, losing to Ohio State in the National Championship.