Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich had his team watch the game film of its 35-32 loss to Nebraska on the flight back from Lincoln to Eugene on Saturday night. But now the focus for Oregon turns to correcting sloppy mistakes and trying to get injured players such as Royce Freeman back on the field.
Helfrich talked about the missed PAT conversions (Oregon went 1 of 5 on two-point attempts):
“Anything that’s bad in this program is my responsibility so any element of that that’s bad is my fault. We’ve done it for many years, a lot of teams do what we do in terms of trying to get an ideal look and if it’s there, run it and if it’s not, shift back in and kick it. We need to, I need to coach that better and get a total understanding of what we want done and we will get that done.”
He addressed the injuries to key Ducks players Royce Freeman, Tyrell Crosby and Devon Allen:
“Don’t have any confirmations. That’s obviously not a good thing. We’re going to have to wait until tomorrow. We’ve got some preliminary stuff on a few guys but nothing concrete.”
Helfrich talked about Dakota Prukop’s decisions on the field, including pulling the ball and running on the last play of the game:
“That’s kind of the first thing and the last thing we talked about in that situation, you’ve got to give the play a chance, whatever that its, whether they bring six, seven, whatever, you’ve got to just get the ball out of your hand and give the play a chance. That last-play scenario is a tough one and guys kind of flashed in front of him and that was his first reaction. Again we’ll coach that up and continue to coach those situations that come up.”