This is how the Mark Helfrich era begins at Oregon.
The third-ranked Oregon Ducks host the lower-tier Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday, marking Helfrich's debut as head coach.
The team's former offensive coordinator took over when Chip Kelly left in January for the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly, credited with developing Oregon's breakneck spread offense, took ascending Oregon to a BCS bowl game in each of his four years as head coach, compiling a 46-7 record. The Ducks played in the 2011 national championship game against Auburn.
So it's no surprise that Helfrich says he won't change much now that he's in charge.
''I don't even own a stamp,'' he jokes about putting his own mark on the program. ''That's the last thing on my mind. It doesn't even exist. If I can be the guy who won after Chip Kelly, I'm good with that.''
Oregon finished 12-1 last season and defeated Kansas State 35-17 in the Fiesta Bowl. The D...