It’s been a busy Monday for Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich.
Not only was Helfrich busy installing a new game plan in preparation for the No. 12 UCLA Bruins who visit Autzen Stadium Saturday, Helfrich was also busy deflecting questions regarding his outspoken defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.
Aliotti, who was fined $5,000 late Monday afternoon for comments he made about Pac-12 officials last week, issued an apology Sunday evening for a second round of comments he made Saturday night about Washington State head coach Mike Leach and his late game offensive assault on the Ducks scout team when the game was clearly out of hand.
Helfrich spoke with a large contingent of reporters Monday morning and it didn’t take long for reporters to ask about Aliotti.
VIDEO; Watch the Mark Helfrich press briefing by clicking on the arrow in the video box above.