Helfrich makes good first impression 

February, 8, 2013
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When a university hires a head coach who is under 40 years old -- especially one who has never been a head coach -- to take over a major college football program, it is fair to expect there might be some doubters.

New Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich learned that recently but came through his first three weeks on the job looking better than some might have expected. Helfrich managed not only to keep Oregon's coaching staff and 2013 recruiting class mostly intact, he also added to both with the savvy of a coaching veteran.

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