October 22, 2014

It’s official. Frost to run Ducks offense in Oregon

The University of Oregon has promoted former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost to offensive coordinator under new coach Mark Helfrich. The news became official on Thursday, but was expected since Helfrich, the team’s former offensive coordinator, was made the Ducks’ head coach on Jan. 20. Frost will also serve as quarterbacks coach in his new role.

“Scott is a bright, passionate and talented young coach who we are excited to lead our offense,” Helfrich said. “His background on both sides of the ball, the coaches he’s been exposed to and his high character offer further foundations for his success. Surrounded by the continuity and support from the rest of our staff, we are confidently looking forward to this program’s continued success.”

The 38-year-old has been Oregon’s wide receivers coach for the past four seasons under coach Chip Kelly, who left the Ducks earlier this month to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Frost was quarterback of the 1997 undefeated Huskers team that won the Orange Bowl over Tennessee. Before coming to Oregon, he was defensive coordinator at Northern Iowa.