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    Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla was found Friday in an apparent overdose and hospitalized after he escaped Thursday from Washington County custody, officials said Friday.
    Didn't take long to find a fix and OD.
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    Leavitt restores the 3-4 which suits me just fine.

    I felt that one of Oregon's biggest shortfalls in their defense was a lack of
    experienced big bodies in Hokes 4-3 defense. So it was.

    They had sufficient talent and strength at linebacker and that continues into
    the upcoming season. Their defense was led by a true freshman linebacker
    named Troy Dye who was credited with 99 tackles, good for 2nd in the PAC.

    Here's an interesting read about Leavitt's LB's in 2017 if you're interested.
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    Just waned to mention that Oregon QB Justin Herbert is looking great. I'm a bit surprised at what I've seen
    again and again as I view the videos from practice and the spring game. He came on in the closing half of 2016
    and did a fair job of salvaging what was left of an abysmal season. He threw 80% completions in the spring
    game and his accuracy downfield was nothing short of remarkable. And he's only a sophomore. He's also a
    homegrown product from Eugene... what do you know! It woh't take long for Duck Nation to embrace him if
    he continues to play well after the 2017 season begins.

    With all the talent returning on offense (including RB Royce Freeman back from injury for his Sr. year) I expect
    to see a resurrection of the Oregon scoring machine. At this point I think they'll win 8 games -- more if their
    defense kicks in with a new DC -- but anything is better than the defense they showed everyone last season.
    Good riddance Brady Hoke.
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    So; will Ducks humiliate the Huskers??? ..That's the game I think might be a blow out...
    "I don't want to know the odds."..Luke Skywalker.
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    Well Mike Riley got his licks in last year and barely got away with a win in Lincoln.
    I think a solid thumping is due this time around at Autzen Stadium but can you
    say for sure that the Oregon offense will be hitting on all 8 by Sept. 9th?

    That remains to be seen but it's very possible.
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    What's the word on the ducks' offense? Complete overhaul in termonology? If that's a smooth transition then they still have to deal with changing a defense for a second time in as many years. Think about that. There on Juniors and Seniors that have run 3 different defenses. Ducks might be needing to score 40+ just to secure the win.
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    Backup QB Travis Jonsen announced today that he intends to transfer, this leaves Oregon very thin at QB with both backups transferring this year.
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    Connelly's S&P has their offense #2 in nation, defense #77 and the Ducks winning by at least 6 in 9 games with two clear defeats (STAN, UW)

    https://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...chedule-roster

    68%+ win probability over Nebraska, Utah and Wash State looks a bit much to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunLeeRun View Post
    What's the word on the ducks' offense? Complete overhaul in termonology? If that's a smooth transition then they still have to deal with changing a defense for a second time in as many years. Think about that. There on Juniors and Seniors that have run 3 different defenses. Ducks might be needing to score 40+ just to secure the win.
    Possibly very true

    I just read someplace where a respected pundit ranked the Duck offense at #2 in the country. Wish I could remember where I saw it.
    It surprised me to see the Duck "O" so highly ranked anywhere but I see how it is possible. Taggart's offenses are pretty upbeat and
    have been good for 40 points per game lately. Herbert better remain healthy or it will take a miracle for Oregon's "O" to maintain its
    scoring potential.

    As far as the Duck defense goes, it's all up to Jim Leavitt so we will see how he responds to the current situation. Here s what people
    are saying about him.

    "Because Taggart apparently has gone all-in by reportedly handing Leavitt a four-year deal at what is said to be the highest salary for
    any Pac-12 assistant ever" In my opinion that means Taggart and the Duck front office expects to see results fast.
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    About the only positive I can predict about the Duck defense with any reasonable
    certainty at this time is that Oregon's defense is loaded with linebackers that will be
    playing Sundays.

    As far as the rest of their defense goes I just dunno. But anything has to be better
    than Brady Hokie's sense of humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    Connelly's S&P has their offense #2 in nation, defense #77 and the Ducks winning by at least 6 in 9 games with two clear defeats (STAN, UW)
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    I just read someplace where a respected pundit ranked the Duck offense at #2 in the country. Wish I could remember where I saw it.
    Sorry about that RT... it's getting late here.
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    How about a regular chested babe..??
    "I don't want to know the odds."..Luke Skywalker.
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