Ducks prepare for ASU

The Oregon Ducks (2-5, 0-4) will play the Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3, 2-3) on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in a game that will kickoff at 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday Oregon offensive coordinator Matt Lubick answered questions from media about the upcoming contest.

As has been the case all season, Lubick was asked how practices have been going and as been the case all season, Lubick said he was "happy with the intesity" and that practice have been good.

This of course begs the question if the intesity has been so good in practices, how does it not appear to carry over to games?

Lubick was also asked about Royce Freeman seemingly being hit a lot in the backfield before he reaches the line of scrimmage. Lubick said that it was perhaps "miscommunication" between the back and the line. While Lubick did not directly attribute injuries to Freeman (after all, Oregon has a policy of not discussing injuries) though he did say that Freeman is "a lot healthier this week than last week."

Apparently, the non-discussion of injuries is selective in nature.

The other question Lubick's comments brought up is how can there be so much "miscommunication" between the line and a back that appeared to be a certain first-round NFL pick at the beginning of the season;a back that recorded over 1,700 yards of rushing last season?

Later in the media opportunity Lubick said that the offensive line's "mindset and work eithic has been great."

Except of course in communicating with Freeman.

Transparency with this program is a difficult course to navigate.


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