EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was heading out to recruit while rumors swirled about his job security — or lack of it.

Helfrich spoke to reporters on Sunday morning, a day after the Ducks ended the season with a 34-24 loss to the rival Oregon State Beavers in the 120th Civil War game.

Oregon finished 4-8 and 2-7 in the Pac-12.

The loss meant that Oregon wouldn't be making a postseason appearance for the first time since 2004. It also increased chatter that it might be Helfrich's last game with as coach of the Oregon.

Helfrich said he was going to meet with athletic director Rob Mullens in the coming week. Helfrich was due to attend the team's postseason banquet on Sunday then head out on a recruiting trip.