Bacon seeks to improve

While much attention has been given to the new Oregon offense, there has been much work done on the other side of the line of scrimmage and for John Bacon spring practice has been going well. Bacon is a 6-foot-3, 235-pound linebacker who is experiencing his first spring football as an Oregon Duck and he and his teammates felt the extra effort.

"The first couple of days in pads were a little rough," said Bacon. "We were hurting."

However, it seems that the sweat and effort are paying off for Bacon and his comrades in Oregon linebacker corps. Bacon feels the work is paying off as the players are coming together to get the job done.

Bacon hails from Golden, Colorado where he starred for Lakewood High School and was named all-Colorado by the Denver Post along to being named second- team 4A all-state by the Rocky Mountain News. He spent last fall as a red shirt at Oregon may well see playing time next year. He is on all of the special teams at one level or another, but he still feels he has plenty to do in order to be the player he'd like to be.

"I'm not where I want to be," Bacon mentioned humbly. "But I'm striving in that direction."

Oregon has completed its first week of spring workouts and will continue through the month of April conducting a total of 15 sessions, culminating with a final scrimmage on April 30th, with a scheduled start at 12:30 p.m.

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