Oregon has next Saturday off but practice goes on and Mark Helfrich outlined what his team will work on this week.

Oregon is off next Saturday, but that doesn't mean the team is idle during the week. According to Head Coach Mark Helfrich, the Ducks will concentrate on a lot of little things and also rest up some minor bumps and bruises.

Oregon is now 4-3 for the season and 2-2 in conference play coming off a 26-20 win over Washington at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday night. The game was a night affair and by the time it was over, Oregon had beaten Washington for the twelfth straight time.

Bye weeks usually mean rest for many players who have accumulated numerous ailments during the first half of the season. While the Ducks do not discuss injuries, it is likely that the hard hits that have occurred in seven games result in some bodies that are a bit slower moving. A couple of days rest can replenish this team’s reserve as the Ducks face an uphill battle to stay relevant in the Pac-12 race.

Helfrich admits there are lots of small tasks the Ducks can work on and improve and he believes his team has a “fix it” mentality to address those issues to prepare for the rest of the season.


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