Oregon fires head coach Mark Helfrich after 4-8 season

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Chip Kelly isn’t walking through that door.

Oregon has fired head coach Mark Helfrich, after a disappointing 4-8 record in the 2016 season.

“We want to thank Mark for his eight years with the University of Oregon and appreciate his efforts on behalf of Oregon football,” athletic director Rob Mullens said in a statement. “We wish Mark and his family the best.”

Helfrich took over for Chip Kelly — reaching the CFP championship game in his second season with the team.

“It is a great honor to have served as the head football coach at the University of Oregon,” Helfrich said. “It is with respect and disappointment that we receive this decision. Plain and simple – we didn’t win enough games this season.”

Helfrich was a very respectable 37-16 as the head coach, but Oregon is used to chasing championships.