OREGON — A little over a month after Oregon’s head coach, Charlie Weis, was fired, he was promoted to associate head coach.
Oregon is currently No. 1 in the Pac-12 with a 19-5 record.
The Ducks will face off against No. 2 USC on Friday in the season opener of the Pac 12 Tournament.
Weis’ hiring came less than a month before the Ducks and USC will meet in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.
“I am very excited to be working with Charlie again,” said Ducks head coach Chip Kelly.
“He’s a great guy, he’s been successful in the past, and we’re excited to continue his success.”
Kelly had been Oregon’s interim head coach since August 2015.
He is the first Ducks coach since Dave Shula was hired in 2005.
Kelly has led Oregon to a 26-6 record during his five years in Eugene.
Weidl has compiled a 25-17 record in five seasons at Oregon.
Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the nation by USA Today, No. 4 by CBS Sports and No. 15 by CBSSports.com.
The Oregon Ducks will play No. 11 Notre Dame in the championship game on Friday.
Kelly said he will look for continuity in recruiting.
“The recruiting process is always going to be a work in progress, so I don’t think it’s going to stop.
You’re going to have to get the recruiting out and make sure it’s right,” he said.
“I’m not here to make a judgment on a guy or whether they’re right or wrong.
And I think we’ve got a very talented group of guys, but we have to find ways to bring in a lot more talent.””
We’re trying to get them the best opportunity to be successful.
And I think we’ve got a very talented group of guys, but we have to find ways to bring in a lot more talent.”
Oregon is one of only two teams to make the Final Four in the last nine seasons, along with UCLA.
The Bruins are currently No, 7 in the country, and will face No. 14 Texas on Friday at Autzen Stadium.
Weiland led UCLA to a 20-6 overall record last season, including 11 NCAA Tournament appearances.