Tyler Johnstone: We Have So Much Talent

Media may not be able to watch practice so the next best thing is ask somebody who has first hand knowledge, like senior offensive lineman Tyler Johnson, what's going on with this team? Johnstone isn't afraid to make a bold statement and according to him, "this isn't a normal team."

Tyler Johnstone missed the entire season last year but that didn't stop offensive line coach Steve Greatwood from describing him as the football player on the offensive line. Johnstone has assumed the role of leader of the offensive line and when one hears him talk about his teammates, you get the sense he thinks Oregon is pretty good.

Make that extra special good.

Oregon is in the second week of fall camp, usually a point when there is a lot of talk about aches and pain, bumps and bruises. Sure, the Ducks have plenty of that, but just listening to Johnstone talk about how "amazing" the Ducks are, it is easy to see that this team is thinking they might be better than any that has ever played at Oregon.

That's saying a lot because this team played for the National Championship last January.

Johnstone is fully recovered from a knee injury suffered in the 2013 Alamo Bowl against Texas. It was big loss for Oregon as well as the All-American who touted as one of the country's best. This season he's ready to go and there's no question he's enthused about the Ducks process.


Jonah Moi joined the team today marking the sixth straight year that Oregon has been able to enroll its entire recruiting class. Head coach Mark Helfrich said that Moi is a player capable of playing any of the "four" (linebacker) positions meaning outside, middle and inside linebacker and drop-back defensive end. Moi can not start practicing in pads until Friday, by NCAA rules.

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