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  10/17/20 - T.J. BassJr/2022, Oregon, 6-3, 320 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  Oregon coach Mario Cristobal says he's been impressed with the Ducks' new players. Oregon's 2020 recruiting class will start having an impact on the field right away. Mario Cristobal said five-star prospects Justin Flowe (linebacker), Noah Sewell (linebacker) and Dontae Manning (cornerback) have a chance to live up to their billing like defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux did last season, albeit without the benefit of a full spring practice and offseason due to the pandemic. With so many key players from last year's Pac-12 championship team graduating or opting out, the Ducks will also lean on transfers to help reload.

"If you're going to try to bring a guy that's a grad transfer or a junior college player into your program, you're doing it because they already are physically mature and you certainly want to target guys that are mentally mature," Cristobal said Wednesday after Oregon's fifth fall camp practice. "(Players) that, from a cultural standpoint, they understand that they are joining a new family. They have to adapt, they have to come full throttle to make it work." T.J. Bass, who transferred from Butte College, reminds the coaching staff of a more versatile Shane Lemieux. The 6-foot-5, 318-pound junior has been competing at both tackle positions and was the top-ranked junior college guard prospect. Cristobal said Bass could also play center, if needed. "T.J. Bass is going to be an outstanding football player," Cristobal said. "He is powerful, he's massive, he's smart, tough, diligent, all those things. I've been extremely impressed with him." - Register Guard


(DS#999 OG) Jr/2022 OG T.J. BassOregon
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  10/16/20 - Johnny Johnson IIISr/2021, Oregon, 6-0, 198 (DS#48 WR) + More +

  Oregon senior Johnny Johnson is expected to be Tyler Shough's No. 1 wide receiver this season. Of course Johnny Johnson watched Justin Herbert steal the Monday Night Football spotlight. Oregon's leading returning wide receiver knows what it feels like for Keenan Allan, Mike Williams and the other skill players the Los Angeles Chargers' rookie quarterback is featuring on the highlight reel. "I've watched every game," Johnson said of Herbert's hot start in the NFL. "He's going to be a 10-plus (years) guy in the league, and I'm excited to see what he can do in the future."

Right now Johnson is focused on finishing his four-year career with the Ducks. As other key players opted out of the 2020 season to focus on turning pro, the senior announced publicly that he was playing. With Herbert taking the snaps last season, Johnson finished with a team-high 57 receptions for 836 yards and seven touchdowns to bounce back from a sophomore slump. "It was hard seeing some of my brothers leave. That was tough," Johnson said. "I always wanted to play for four years here. That was something I wanted to do." Oregon will have a new starting quarterback for the first time since Herbert established himself as the No. 1 QB during the 2016 season. When the Ducks were sent home in March due to the pandemic, Johnson spent a lot of time working out with fellow Arizona import Tyler Shough, the favorite to win the job. "He has a heart for the game and he gets guys together and gets guys juiced and ready to play," Johnson said of Shough after Tuesday's fall camp practice. "I'm excited to see what he can do this year. He's doing a great job right now. We'll see how this thing goes." - Register Guard


(DS#48 WR) Sr/2021 WR Johnny Johnson IIIOregon
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  10/16/20 - Jordon ScottSr/2021, Oregon, 6-1, 325 (DS#21 DT) + More +

  Jordon Scott shed 14 pounds this offseason, more than any other returning Oregon player, and dropped a number from his jersey from 34 to 3. Fat Mac, as the 311-pound nose tackle goes by, is now more of a Big Mac and he's aspiring to be Fast Mac. "Losing weight definitely was a conscious decision," Scott said. "Talking to a lot of the scouts, they all say they want to see me pass rush and get up field more. I hope that'll help me this year." Scott's transformation was one of several among Ducks defensive tackles this summer. Four returning UO interior defenders lost a combined 46 pounds, not including freshman Jayson Jones dropping 40 pounds from his listed 350 as a recruit. "We shed some weight but if you look at our body (compositions), our body comps are considerably better than what they've been before," Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. "We've added muscle mass, we've shed some fat, we move better, we're more explosive and we range anywhere from as light as the 278s to as heavy as the 325-330s. I feel like we're in really good shape there." - The Oregonian

(DS#21 DT) Sr/2021 DT Jordon ScottOregon
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  10/11/20 - Tyler ShoughrSo/2023, Oregon, 6-5, 220 (DS#4 QB) + More +

  It's a very different look for Oregon compared to the past four years with Justin Herbert at the reins, but also not unexpected or something the Ducks weren't prepared to face. "It certainly is different," Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said. "We've been accustomed to seeing No. 10 take every snap under center for a good chunk of time now. You've seen bits and pieces of practice, probably more drill work than anything else, but something that I've said from the beginning since Justin's departed is that Tyler Shough has done a great job, he really has. When he's had his opportunities in there in practice and in spring ball, he got off to a great, great start.

"He has a natural field presence. He has a commanding presence out there. In the short amount of time that Anthony Brown has been here, he also is an extremely talented guy that really is hungry and driven, just like Tyler. He's done some great things, has a really good career out there at Boston College. Then you got three young guys." Shough, who went 12 for 15 for 144 yards with three touchdowns in limited reps last season, will enter preseason camp atop the depth chart while Brown, who started 28 games during his time at Boston College and completed 55% of his passes for 4,738 yards with 40 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, will be with the second-team. "We'll enter Day 1 with Tyler taking the first reps and with Anthony taking the reps with the twos," Cristobal said. "We're going to make it a competition, but it's going to start off like that." - The Oregonian


(DS#4 QB) rSo/2023 QB Tyler ShoughOregon
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  10/10/20 - Kayvon ThibodeauxSo/2023, Oregon, 6-5, 250 (DS#1 DE) + More +

  Kayvon Thibodeaux was the best pass rusher in the Pac-12 by the end of last season and he enters this fall in the same place. Even in a short season, Thibodeaux should have every opportunity for ample production. The Pac-12 North lost a lot of very good offensive linemen, which sets up as a potential feeding frenzy for Thibodeaux. The depth behind him at defensive end is less certain. Mase Funa is the projected starter at Stud and Austin Faoliu at defensive tackle, though both could move to end as well. Bradyn Swinson spent the spring at defensive end and the freshman will clearly be in the mix for early playing time. The interior of the defensive line returns starters in Faoliu and Jordon Scott and though there are hits to the two-deep, Oregon actually is arguably in a better position in terms of talent. Along with Thibodeaux, Faoliu and Scott give the Ducks their top three tacklers back on the defensive line. But the tackles need to be more consistent pass rushers and have a short sample to show that before trying to make it to the NFL. - The Oregonian

(DS#1 DE) So/2023 DE Kayvon ThibodeauxOregon
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  10/09/20 - Jordan HapplerSr/2021, Oregon, 5-11, 201 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  Former Boise State safety Jordan Happle is heading home to Oregon to finish his college football career. Happle is from Portland, Oregon, and on Monday, he announced on Twitter that he's heading to the University of Oregon, where he'll be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer. Boise State confirmed on Sept. 24 that Happle was in the transfer portal. He was limited to five games last fall due to injuries, but he was expected to compete for a starting spot this season in the Broncos' secondary, which already has to replace safeties Kekoa Nawahine (graduation) and D'Andre Pierce, who transferred to Arizona State. - Idaho Statesman

(DS#999 FS) rSr/2021 FS Jordan HappleOregon
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  10/08/20 - Mase FunaSo/2023, Oregon, 6-2, 260 (DS#6 OLB) + More +

  Bryson Young had a breakout senior season at the Stud position, which is always productive in Avalos' defense. Mase Funa is the clear favorite to take over as starter and Isaac Townsend and Treven Ma'ae are both coming off redshirt seasons but spent time with the second and third-team defenses, respectively, during the spring. Most of Funa's disruptive plays came against weaker nonconference play, but that has more to do with Young's ascent into a dominant force than anything. With more reps should come more explosive and disruptive plays from Funa, who will get to face a comparatively weaker mix of offensive tackles due to player graduations and opt outs. - The Oregonian

(DS#6 OLB) So/2023 OLB Mase FunaOregon
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  10/08/20 - Deommodore LenoirSr/2021, Oregon, 5-11, 203 (DS#11 CB) + More +

  Oregon's top outside cornerback isn't leaving for the NFL just yet. Deommodore Lenoir, the Ducks' starting boundary corner who declared for the NFL Draft last month, announced he's opting back in and will return to Oregon for the 2020 season. Lenoir had 47 tackles with 2.5 for loss, seven pass breakups, an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery last season. As a sophomore, he had 52 tackles with three for loss and nine pass breakups. - The Oregonian

(DS#11 CB) Sr/2021 CB Deommodore LenoirOregon
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  10/08/20 - Brady BreezeSr/2021, Oregon, 6-0, 198 (DS#7 SS) + More +

  The Oregon secondary is losing yet another starter. Brady Breeze, who had a breakout second half to the 2019 season en route to earning Rose Bowl defensive MVP accolades, is opting out of the 2020 season and declaring for the NFL draft. Despite serving as a backup for the first eight games last season, Breeze had a career-high 62 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble returns including a touchdown, three pass breakups and a forced fumble. He made 40 of those tackles, both interceptions, two of his three fumble returns, three pass breakups and forced a fumble during the final six games and took over as the starter at boundary safety. Breeze was expected to start for the Ducks this fall, but instead becomes the fifth Oregon player to opt out. - The Oregonian

(DS#7 SS) Sr/2021 SS Brady BreezeOregon
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  10/02/20 - Brady BreezeSr/2021, Oregon, 6-0, 198 (DS#7 SS) + More +

  Oregon safety Brady Breeze is a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in college football. Breeze is among a record 199 players who are semifinalists for the award, which goes to a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility who has a GPA of at least 3.2, "outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor" and displays strong leadership. Oregon's Justin Herbert won the award, which comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship, last year. Breeze, who was previously named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list, had a career-high 62 tackles, three interceptions, three fumble returns including a touchdown, three pass breakups and a forced fumble during a breakout junior season in 2019. He's expected to start for the Ducks at boundary safety this fall. - The Oregonian

(DS#7 SS) Sr/2021 SS Brady BreezeOregon
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  10/02/20 - Cam McCormickrSr/2022, Oregon, 6-5, 255 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  Replacing Jake Breeland is easier than it should be only because he unfortunately missed the second half of last season, but his production capability was second to none at the position. Ryan Bay did yeoman's work and his loss will be more significant than some might believe. Hunter Kampmoyer returns, but how much the Ducks utilize the tight end in the receiving game hinges most on Cam McCormick's health and Spencer Webb. McCormick hasn't played in over two years but he has by far the greatest upside. It's been said before and it'll be said again, if he can stay healthy, he could be a massive weapon for Oregon's offense and a major contributor. His receiving prowess is most notable but McCormick is also the most well rounded of Oregon's tight ends, so he can stay on the field in uptempo situations and limit offensive personnel options. - The Oregonian

(DS#999 TE) rSr/2022 TE Cam McCormickOregon
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  10/01/20 - CJ VerdellrJr/2022, Oregon, 5-09, 205 (DS#4 RB) + More +

  CJ Verdell is far and away the conference's leading returning rusher and coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Verdell has proven himself to be the bell cow for Oregon each of the last two years. He's versatile, a great pass protector and runs hard downhill. The one lingering question remains Verdell's durability. When he can stay on the field, he's one of the best running backs in all of college football. But for two straight years he's had to leave numerous games due to an array of minor injuries. Having said that, Verdell is still tough as nails as none of those ailments has caused him to miss a game entirely. - The Oregonian

(DS#4 RB) rJr/2022 RB CJ VerdellOregon
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  09/24/20 - *Jevon HollandJr/2021, Oregon, 6-1, 200 (DS#1 FS) + More +

  The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons. The football season may now commence for those teams that have the necessary state and local health approvals on November 6, men's and women's basketball on November 25 consistent with the NCAA's official start date for these sports, and other winter sports consistent with the NCAA season dates for those sports. - Pac-12 Football

(DS#1 FS) Jr/2021 FS *Jevon HollandOregon
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  09/12/20 - Deommodore LenoirSr/2021, Oregon, 5-11, 203 (DS#11 CB) + More +

  In announcing his decision to return for his senior season in January, Lenoir said he wanted to improve on "maturity, growing as a leader and off coverage," which was a reference to the 81-yard touchdown he gave up on third-and-16 in Oregon's loss to Arizona State last season. Lenoir becomes the second Oregon player to opt out of the 2020-21 college football season and declare for the draft in as many days, joining offensive lineman Penei Sewell. His departure leaves Oregon with 84 scholarship players and backup corners Mykael Wright and DJ James, who were expected to take over for Lenoir and Thomas Graham Jr. after this season, will vie for the starting job. - The Oregonian

(DS#11 CB) Sr/2021 CB Deommodore LenoirOregon
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  09/11/20 - Jordon ScottSr/2021, Oregon, 6-1, 325 (DS#21 DT) + More +

  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Jordon Scott, Oregon,...Two-time Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention selection by the coaches...Has played over 1,000 combined snaps the last two seasons...Started 37 of the last 38 games over the past three seasons...Started 13 of 14 games at defensive tackle in 2019...Totaled 32 tackles, including 14 solo and 3.0 tackles for loss. - Oregon Football

(DS#21 DT) Sr/2021 DT Jordon ScottOregon
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