EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon has hired Ron Aiken to serve as defensive line coach under new head coach Mark Helfrich.
Aiken replaces Jerry Azzinaro, who went with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly to the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
The 57-year-old Aiken was the defensive line coach for the Arizona Cardinals for the past six seasons. Before that, he was the defensive line coach at Iowa for eight seasons.
The Ducks were ranked No. 2 in the final AP Top 25 after finishing 12-1 this season, capped by a 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Kelly coached the Ducks for four seasons before leaving for the Eagles on Jan. 16. Helfrich, Oregon's offensive coordinator, was promoted four days later.
Oregon announced the hiring of Aiken on Friday.

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Cal vs. UCLA Total Prediction Two teams fighting for a bowl berth will square off on Friday night when the UCLA Bruins host the Cal Golden Bears at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will the two teams push the...
Thumbnail Texas Tech vs. Texas Total Pick Is the under a good bet on Friday night when in-state rivals the Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders clash at 8:00 p.m. ET? Yes, and...
Thumbnail Virginia Tech vs. Virginia Total Pick It's rivalry week in college football and on Friday night Virginia will host Virginia Tech in the latest installment of the Commonwealth Clash at 8:00 p.m. ET....
Thumbnail Three Underrated CFB Week 13 Games Could Baker Mayfield’s temper/ego cost him the Heisman Trophy? Doubtful, but he will not start the Sooners’ regular-season finale vs. West Virginia nor serve as...
Thumbnail Missouri vs. Arkansas Total Prediction Is the over a good bet to cash when the Missouri Tigers wrap up their regular season against the Arkansas Razorbacks this Friday...

NCAAF Team Pages