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Helfrich: "The perception of major halftime adjustments is so overrated"

As he prepares for the national title game against Urban Meyer and Ohio State, Oregon's Mark Helfrich cut some time out of his day to visit with Dan Patrick earlier this morning, and touched on a number of things, including prep for the big game.

When host Dan Patrick asked about the championship game being a chess match of sorts against Urban Meyer, Helfrich responded by bringing factors into focus that he feels are more important leading up to game day, and then went on to mention "major halftime adjustments" as "one of the most overrated things in the world."

Here's what he had to say:

"To a certain degree, the scheme and maneuvering go into it, but the 'x-factor' is guys being ready to play, guys being confident, all those kind of things that go into prep that are infinitely important right now Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in terms of how we prepare for a game week."

"Then, during the game, there are certainly adjustments, but I think that's one of the most overrated things in the world, is these drastic adjustments that these guys say they make...that just doesn't happen. You don't change your offense at halftime. That just doesn't happen."