Ex-NFL coach and Tampa resident Tony Dungy told Oregon officials that USF coach Willie Taggart would be a "good fit" in Eugene. Boise State's Bryan Harsin is also in the mix for the vacant job.
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Mark Helfrich, fired Tuesday as Oregon's football coach, said he reached out to former coach Chip Kelly a couple of weeks ago when Helfrich's seat heated up, asking Kelly to return to the Ducks.
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
Jim McElwain asked if he's flattered or insulted to be mentioned as a possible candidate for the Oregon opening. He basically laughed through his answer: "I think it's pretty cool to have people like you. ... Anytime someone takes notice, that's pretty cool." McElwain added that someone might have thrown that rumor out to get a recruiting edge over him and Florida. Also said he's happy to be a Gator
It's that time of year. Coaching changes, indecision or cold feet have recruits on the verge of flipping their commits. That includes No. 3 Najee Harris. Will these elite players decommit?
History is on Huskies' side, too
Were it not enough that No. 4 Washington is a 7-point favorite to beat No. 8 Colorado on Friday night to win the Pac-12 championship, there's the matter of the league's North winners never losing in the league's previous title games.
Frost told reporters Thursday: "I'm not a candidate for Oregon. I'm where I want to be."
Schiano and Oregon a good fit?
Greg Schiano to Oregon? Not a bad idea.The Ducks could use a more defensive mindset, and West Coast hires could help with the recruiting. Ivan Maisel's notes
Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill & Craig Haubert discuss the impact firing/hiring season has on recruits, the best true freshmen this year & ESPN300 #2 Isaiah Wilson joins the show.
Holiday spending at Texas, Oregon
Thanksgiving weekend brought season-ending losses to the Longhorns and Ducks. The schools' administrations then decided they needed to cut their losses with their respective head coaches -- at eight figures each.
ESPN.com Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller discusses Oregon's decision to fire Mark Helfrich, the speed of the Ducks' decline, the outlook for the team and contenders to fill the team's coaching vacancy.
Despite the Oregon job opening up, former Ducks coach Chip Kelly said he intends to stay with the 49ers.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly stood by his comments a few weeks ago, when he said he was not interested in returning to college football. Kelly did, however, communicate with Mark Helfrich after he was fired by Oregon on Tuesday. Helfrich was Kelly's offensive coordinator at the school, before he left for the NFL. "I have not talked to anyone at Oregon other than Mark Helfrich," Kelly said.
ESPN CFB analyst Paul Finebaum joins Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ to discuss Lane Kiffin's future in coaching and all things college football.
It wasn't surprising that the Oregon Ducks fired head football coach Mark Helfrich on Tuesday night, given Oregon's 4-8 overall record, its 2-7 mark...
Ivan Maisel, Brad Edwards and Heather Dinich react to Oregon's decision to part ways with Mark Helfrich and discuss potential candidates to replace him in Eugene.
While this year's coaching carousel is still spinning, some coaches are already feeling the heat for next year. Who must improve in 2017, plus all the latest coaching news and notes.
Oregon fired Mark Helfrich just two years after he led the team to the national championship game. The Search Firm identifies and debates the candidates the Ducks should consider to replace him.
The Ducks' dynasty in the past decade came at a time of great upheaval in the Pac-12. Their rebuilding efforts will not be easy, no matter the coach.