— A high school recruit at a Duck football team that lost three of four games in the NCAA tournament this season says the Ducks should not have brought in another coach.
After losing three of its last four, Oregon’s recruiting office said Thursday it had no intention of bringing in a new coach to the Ducks after last week’s loss to Washington.
But in a statement, recruiting director Jim Johnson said the Ducks are in a unique position, because the recruiting office is in charge of recruiting on the East Coast.
The Ducks’ loss to the Huskies in the round of 32, the Ducks’ third loss in four games, came amid a tumultuous recruiting period.
Ducks head coach Dana Altman was fired on Dec. 15 after two seasons.
He later said he’d had a falling out with coach Mark Helfrich.
Johnson said the university is looking for a new head coach, with the Ducks having a bye next week.
The Ducks are 2-3 since then.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.