“I didn’t play well,” admitted Springs of his performance against Cal. “I respect their (Oregon coaches) decision.”
Springs believes that what he has to do is his job, not overplaying his responsibilities but doing his assignment.
He also doesn’t believe that his team lost due to a lack of effort.
“We have to tackle better,” observed Springs as the team now prepares for Arizona State. “That’s what we’re emphasizing this week in practice.”
The Ducks came up short in a shocking matter when the defense did enough to put the Oregon offense in a position to win the game in double-overtime last Friday night against Cal. The game was tied 48-48 in the first overtime position and on the first possession of the second overtime session, the Oregon defense held the Cal offense to a field goal. The Ducks had come back from a 34-14 deficit in the third quarter to tie the game at 42 at the end of regulation play and had matched scores in the first overtime session. However, quarterback Justin Herbert’s pass on the second play of Oregon’s possession was intercepted and the Ducks lost, 51-48.
Oregon now stands at 2-5 for the season and 0-4 in conference play, the worst record Oregon has had since 1996.null