Just a couple weeks after dodging a bullet from Nebraska, Oregon fans have another coaching opening to worry about. Scott Frost, the Ducks’ dynamic offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, is rumored to be recruited by Colorado State for their head-coaching job.
Two weeks ago head coach at CSU Jim McElwain’s contract was bought out by Florida in an effort to fill its coaching vacancy after Will Muschamp stepped down. CSU has been on a vigorous hunt to find their next head coach while Dave Baldwin takes over in the interim. They are looking to “hurry” but not “rush” to find someone as soon as possible due to the upcoming Las Vegas Bowl against Utah this coming Saturday. Frost is at the top of their list.
Rumors started on Tuesday when ESPN analyst, Jeremy Fowler, tweeted that Colorado State’s search team “…is high on Oregon OC Scott Frost.” Some wishful fans even changed his Wikipedia page listing him as CSU head coach. While nothing has materialized yet, we know that Frost has been entertaining other coaching possibilities.
Frost reportedly interviewed with Tulsa about a week ago, even though he has since been taken out of consideration for the job. This time last year he reportedly interviewed for Boise State’s HC opening as well.
It’s not a wonder why Frost is exploring his options. He was a finalist for the Broyles Award this year which is given to the top assistant coach in the country. With head coach Mark Helfrich, he led the Ducks this season to become the 3rd highest team in the nation in total offense with 546 yards per game. He is also only 39 which makes him one of the younger coaches in college football, an asset to any team.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, and Frost hasn’t said anything about the position at CSU, be on the lookout for changes in the Oregon coaching staff. Frost is in the mix of names with a lot of other coaches. Interviews will be conducted today and tomorrow. With such a successful team, it’s hard to expect some of our coaches to stay around forever. We can only hope he stays put and the Ducks can continue their success on offense.
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Alex is a junior at the University of Oregon currently pursuing a double major in Spanish and Advertising at the school of journalism. Alex has been a lifetime duck fan, despite growing up in California, and attends every football and basketball game showing his support. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and playing golf.
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!