Mark Helfrich on Oregon's secondary: 'I like where we're headed'

BY foxsports • July 31, 2015

BURBANK, Calif. -- When head coach Mark Helfrich was asked by reporters what personnel group concerned him the most, Helfrich said the loss of talent in the defensive backfield could have been an issue.

"Yeah, from an experienced standpoint on the field, secondary was where we lost our most guys."

However, Helfrich also said that he really liked the young talent at cornerback and safety. He believes they could be ready to have a breakout season, like his wide receivers did in 2014.

"I like where we're headed in both those areas. The secondary is a lot like our receiver was last year. We had a lot of young talent, they just hadn't played very much football yet. As they developed into a really good unit for us, obviously with the addition of Byron Marshall, did a fantastic job moving around."

He continued:

"So that will be an ongoing thing through fall camp is just figuring out which guys. We've got a couple guys that can be both corners and safeties. We've got a bunch of guys that can play both safety spots and a nickel roll. We'll figure it out from here."

(h/t Pac-12 Media Days)

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