Ducks move Matt Lubick to fill offensive coordinator position

FILE - Oregon Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick after practice Dec. 13.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Oregon filled its offensive coordinator position the day before the Alamo Bowl by moving Ducks' Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick to fill the vacancy.

University of Oregon's former offensive coordinator Scott Frost left the program after he accepted the head coaching job at the University of Central Florida a month ago. Helfrich confirmed Friday that a new play-caller would be on the sidelines for the bowl game on Saturday.

Lubick has been the wide receivers coach since 2013 when he came to Eugene.

When describing Lubick, Helfrich said he's extremely detail oriented and that his experience coaching both sides of the ball game is beneficial to the team.

"Our continuity as an offensive staff is a big strength and he was kind of the outsider that came in and added to it and at the same time meshed into a great group and so, I don't remember the day it was probably a culmination of years and being around him and seeing him operate. I didn't want every 3rd and inches -- have a split screen of Gary Patterson and Matt Lubick and going this is his job on the line. It's not that. It's our players against their players and they're really good and we're going to try and prepare our guys to play against them," Helfrich said.

This will be Lubick's first time calling plays in his college coaching career. Helfrich said they've done a lot of situational work throughout their bowl preparations to get him ready for the position.

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