Oregon has promoted offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to head football coach, replacing Chip Kelly.
Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the promotion to The Associated Press. They requested anonymity because the school had not announced it. The move was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Kelly stepped down at Oregon on Wednesday to coach the Philadelphia Eagles. Helfrich's promotion does not come as a surprise. Before Kelly left for the NFL, the offensive coordinator was considered the front-runner for the position.
Helfrich was appointed offensive coordinator at Oregon when Kelly took over four seasons ago. The Ducks have appeared in BCS bowls each of those four years.