The Oregon Ducks are 4-3 for the season and 2-2 in conference play. Coming off a 26-20 road win over Washington on Saturday, the Ducks are in a bye week as they will not play Saturday but will return to action on Oct. 29, at Arizona State.
Oregon is currently in last place in several conference defensive categories including points allowed (36.0 ppg), total defense allowed (461.9 ppg) and pass defense (306.6 ypg).
Last week, for the second week in a row, while there was noticeable improvement in Oregon’s defensive effort, the Ducks nearly blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
However, Helfrich believes that the improvement is promising and as long as the Ducks continue to improve, there is no plan for change.