In his post game press briefing Saturday afternoon, new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich politely deflected the obvious ‘how do you feel after your first win” questions.
Seemingly uneasy answering those questions, Helfrich maintained his ‘company line’ mantra by talking about the team and not himself.
“It was a great team win,” Helfrich said after the game.
“I have a tremendous sense of being around our guys, our staff.”
Now, let’s keep this in perspective. Nicholls is a small FCS school from the Southland Conference so it’s difficult to gauge just where this Oregon team is,…and if the No. 3 national ranking is justified.
But, with respect to how his team performed in their first game with several key changes, Helfrich seemed pleased with what he saw.
“I thought our preparation was outstanding,” Helfrich explained when asked about his overall thoughts about the game.
“I am really happy with how our guys preformed. We worked during fall camp and now we get in the game routine.”
( Watch the Mark Helfrich post game press briefing by clicking on the video box above )