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Slingin’ Quack: Football Primer

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Sean and I are back for a primer on the Oregon football season. It’s a bit a of a meandering conversation as we weave our way through a variety of topics.

We peruse the performance of both the offense and defense to start the pod off. The chart that I reference is in Bill C’s analysis on the Ducks.

Darren Carrington had just committed to Utah when we recorded and we go into detail about the decision by Taggart and the funny circumstances about Utah’s core values. What stands out to me personally is that Carrington made a lot of huge plays for Oregon but is not well liked by the Oregon fan base. Similar to Colt Lyerla who had a lot of off the field issues as well.

From there we move into talking about the wide receiver position. We have a lot of talent filling the depth chart, but not much of it is proven. The linebackers are the biggest question mark to me. The offensive line was forced to play a lot of freshmen last year but we will see a big boost in performance as a direct result of taking the early lumps against top competition.

One of the big goals for the coaching staff this offseason was to get the players bigger and stronger. That certainly seems to be the case given the numbers a few players showed up. Most notably is Royce Freeman who did 600, to parallel, and with NO LIFTING BELT. HE REPPED 600 POUNDS WITH NO BELT.

Nearing the conclusion of the podcast we do a quick look at the schedule and the amazing recruiting that Taggart has been doing. Sean expresses some of the angst he has around recruiting and we talk about some of the more ridiculous facets of covering high schoolers picking where to go to college.  

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