For the most part, it was a quiet day before the Oregon scrimmage tomorrow. It seemed as though it was the calm before the storm tomorrow. On offense, things are practically set and once again, coach Scott Frost is looking to see who is going to compete tomorrow.
“I think on our side of the ball, most of the decisions have been made. We need to have some young guys; who are still trying to prove it, prove it in another scrimmage. Maybe some guys who have been tweaked and missed a few practices can get out there and get some live reps and make sure they’re on the page with everything else,” said Frost.
One of the decisions which has not yet been made is at the tight end position. While Pharaoh Brown is the incumbent starter from a season ago the race for tight end is still up in the air, according to Frost. The edge still may be going to Brown but with talented players like Johnny Mundt, it is certainly a heated competition.
“Tight end is one of the spots I want to see some guys get out there in the scrimmage tomorrow and get ready to go. Pharaoh came in and missed some reps because of a minor thing but he’s back up to speed now so he’s going to be a guy we are going to get some reps tomorrow,” said Frost.
Another area where the Ducks have quality depth is at the running back position. The three headed monster of Thomas Tyner, Byron Marshall and Royce Freeman look to be causing issues for defensive coordinators all season long. The only issue with having three dynamic, talented backs like is football is only played with one ball.
“Having depth at a position is not a problem, it’s a blessing. We feel good about our running back spot. There will be a time and a place to get all those guys on the field and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do,” said Frost.
It is unclear if tomorrow marks the final day of fall camp or if the Ducks will still need time to prepare themselves before they start looking at an opponent. However, it will be interesting to hear from the coaches tomorrow to see who steps up and who knows what they need to moving into the first week of game preparation.
Offense prepares for scrimmage
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