When third-ranked Oregon takes the field against Nicholls State on Saturday, head coach Mark Helfrich won't be the only one assuming a new role. Scott Frost will be watching from upstairs at Autzen Stadium as the Ducks' offensive coordinator.
Frost, the former Nebraska quarterback who led the Huskers to a share of the 1997 national championship, is the perfect fit for the job in which he oversees the Ducks' quarterbacks.
He joined the Ducks' staff in 2009 as wide receivers coach under then-head coach Chip Kelly, architect of Oregon's speedy spread-option. Earlier this year he was promoted to replace Helfrich, who was named head coach when Kelly left the Ducks for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.