Former Oregon Duck head coach Mark Helfrich is reportedly joining Fox Sports as a college football analyst according to USA Today’s The Big Lead .
An anonymous source who was “unauthorized to speak publicly” about the move to hire Helfrich told USA Today about the hire to install the former Oregon head coach in the booth.
Last week, Helfrich was spotted on a golf outing with Fox college football commentator Tim Brando.
Time for some golf in Beverly Hills. pic.twitter.com/gbiLhByjkh
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) July 28, 2017
Originally an offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly from 2009-2012, Helfrich assisted the Ducks to a Rose Bowl and a BCS National Championship appearance.
Helfrich took over head coaching duties when Kelly accepted a job in the NFL in 2013 and led Oregon to the annual College Football Playoff Championship appearance in his second season in 2014 with the help from Heisman Trophy QB Marcus Mariota.
Helfrich signed a five-year, $17.5 million extension after the national championship, but was fired following the 2016 season after the three seasons at the helm. The Ducks finished 4-8, their worst record in 25 seasons.
Since he will serve as an analyst on Fox Sports, he will be amongst names like Joel Klatt, ex-USC QB Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis, Mike Pereira, ex-Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn and Dave Wannstedt.
So far, the only Oregon game slotted for Fox is the second nonconference home game against Nebraska Sep. 9 at 1:30 PT.