Helfrich, Shaw says, is on the same path.
"I think he's done it perfectly so far," Shaw said. "The first thing you don't want to do is spend so much time putting your stamp on it that you don't do what's best for the kids. The most important thing is that you put the kids in position to be successful. It's got to be about the team. And your team feeds off of that.
■ Oregon linebacker Boseko Lokombo was selected in the CFL's draft on Monday but Lokombo would like to get drafted by the NFL next year.
■ Mark Flores has all the latest in recruiting.
■ UNLV forward Mike Moser will play his final year for Oregon according to numerous reports.
■ Kevin Gemmell believes Hroniss Grasu is Oregon's most important player not including Marcus Mariota.
■ Mitchell Tolman was named as the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week it was announced yesterday.
Tolman batted .474 (9-for-19) with a double, three walks and 14 RBI as Oregon won four of five games on the road last week, including a sweep of Washington State in Pullman.
■ Rob Moseley has a defensive line review now that spring practice has concluded.
The verdict: Pretty positive. Yes, Ricky Havili-Heimuli didn't practice, and with a new position coach on hand in Ron Aiken, working relationships needed to be formed. But the Ducks know what Havili-Heimuli can do, and now they have a much better sense of what some of the third-string guys can bring, too.