UPDATE: USA Today is reporting that Oregon will stick with its original plan to promote offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to succeed Chip Kelly.
Just a few hours after getting word that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is taking the same job with the Philadelphia Eagles, the university's human resources department has posted a job opening:
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 5 years' successful collegiate/professional coaching experience. Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills required. Knowledge of NCAA rules and interpretations required. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated dedication to the full academic and social development of student-athletes. Preference will be given to candidates who effectively communicate a plan of action for program improvement, have been affiliated with highly successful elite program(s), have demonstrated knowledge and implementation of offensive and/or defensive strategies, have demonstrated understanding of the University of Oregon Football program and can highlight consistent and significant skill development of student-athletes both individually and collectively.
The post does not reveal a salary range.
USA TODAY reported earlier this month
that offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich would be in line to replace Kelly if he left.