New offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Scott Frost has a love affair – and it’s with our beloved Ducks. Frost was officially named to his new position on January 31, 2013, and in typical Ducks fashion he hit the ground running. Oregon’s new offensive coordinator was recently featured on the Tim Brando show, a CBS Sports talk radio program and Frost wasted no time in expressing in praise for Mariota.
Frost explained, “We think the world of our quarterback, Marcus. He’s as good as I’ve seen at his age, in college.” And that’s saying something. Throughout a noteworthy playing and coaching career, Frost won two national championships as a member of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers (1995, 1997) and has been coaching on and off in the NCAA since 2002. This year will be Frost’s fifth with the University of Oregon football program, having spent the previous four as the Ducks’ wide receivers coach.
As the broadcast continued, so did Frost’s praise of his team’s post-Chip Kelly era. “After Chip left,” Scott stated, “this team probably could have run itself.” Now that would be a story: Top 10 Team Heads Into Season with No Coach. While the idea is fun, it’s better to keep it as just that: an idea.
In his interview, Frost noted that offensive weapons De’Anthony Thomas, Josh Huff, Colt Lyerla will all be returning along with three of Oregon’s five offensive lineman. With an offensive, two-headed monster in Frost and new head coach Mark Helfrich, the Ducks’ team will not “run itself” but you can be sure of one thing, they will run.