The Oregon Ducks made Scott Frost's promotion to offensive coordinator official on Thursday, eleven days after the team promoted former offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head coach.
This is how the cards were expected to fall after Chip Kelly bolted Eugene to head to the NFL on January 16, in a move that surprised all of Ducks nation after Kelly had seemingly made the decision to turn down NFL offers and return as head coach of the Ducks for the fifth season.
Helfrich and Frost were both hired by Kelly after he was named head coach at Oregon in 2009. They helped turn a very good Ducks team into a national powerhouse, with the team reaching heights it's never before reached.
Frost has served as the team's wide receivers coach since he was hired by Kelly. In the past couple of years, he's been recruited heavily by Nebraska to hold the same coaching position for the Corn Huskers. But Frost, possibly realizing that it was only a matter of time until Kelly left for the NFL, remained patient, stayed in Eugene, and now finds himself the recipient of a deserving promotion to offensive coordinator.
In addition to the promotion to offensive coordinator, Frost was also named the team's new quarterbacks coach, a position formerly held by Helfrich.
Frost played college football for Stanford in 1993 and 1994 before transferring to Nebraska in 1995. As Nebraska's starting quarterback, Frost led the team to a 24-2 record while passing for 2,677 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's one of only 10 players in college football history to run and pass for 1,000 yards in a single season. In his senior season, Frost led the Huskers to a 42-17 win over Tennesse, a team led by Peyton Manning, in the 1997 National Championship.
He went on to play from 1998-2004 in the NFL, playing safety and special teams for the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Buccaneers.
Frost's Coaching career:
2002 - Nebraska (graduate assistant)
2006 - Kansas St. (graduate assistant)
2007 - N. Iowa (linebackers coach)
2008 - N. Iowa (\o-defensive coordinator)
2009–2012 - Oregon (Wide receivers coach)
2013 - ? - Oregon (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach)
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