The first time I saw Mariota's high school tapes I knew we had a gem!!! When he redshirted in the wings behind DT I knew he'd beat out Bennett the following year and hoped Bennett would go to LB position. My duck grad class bet me I'd be wrong and that got me a free Fiesta Bowl weekend!
Rolls Royce is the truth! He is the power back Oregon has never had! This one I'm Mariota confident on!
Springs,Inenacho and Swain will be SOLID!
Malahak could be amazing just like Marcus with more personality!! Very GOOD for the Ducks and Duck exposure.
Jalen Brown will be our Jerry Rice!
The rest could fail, but the above are rock solid guys, and if averages of busts prove true, this is a damn Solid class!
you aren't obsessed much at all are you?
But still, typical NTs are over 310-320. We can't have them start out at friggin 270.
He needs to bear down on NT/Heavy DTs next cycle HARD. With this class I don't see us winning @UCLA and Stanford is up in the air
^^ Nope. We are going to get pushed around on the DL and exploited at LB. Here's to our offense being able to put up more points than the defense gives up.
Having the USC and Stanford classes rated ahead of ours is bad enough. Seeing UCLA and the Arizona schools also beat us is disheartening.
I don't have ADD - you're just boring.
Grouch, did you see that ASU landed three DT's - they average 295# today. 310+ by the time they start playing?
UA brought in two DT's - one being a 295# four star out of WA.
Utah brought in three DT's - including a 315#
The list goes on and on....
I get that simple weight doesn't a good DT make. But, it sure is what Oregon needs.
Hey, it ain't over for DT's until the fat lady sings!!
We're still after Ratu Mafileo, 6'3, 310. It feels like so long as he qualifies (and he thinks he does) he'll be a Duck.
every single 300 pound NT in the history of DLman (even Ngata) was 270 at one point... and again, Maloata weighed in at 291 according to the Head CoachWe can't have them start out at friggin 270.
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I am still cautious about this class. We didn't get any beef at all this class, while UCLA, USC, and Stanford did. Heck even Washington did as well.
I've no concern about the size of the guys that they landed for their lines. Time will tell about their talent level which is far more important.
Also, whats the word on 2015 prospect Cameron Scarlett? People are telling me he's a Stanford lean of all people! Offer him already!
It truly seems like people are griping about Oregon's lack of DLine size out of habit as the facts just don't support it. I went to go check out the "beef" that Zalsa was bemoaning UW landing & saw they'd landed only a single DT who is listed as pretty much the same exact size as Malaota is but he's discounting as not big enough. Another school he touted for the "beef" they landed is Stanford who landed just two DLineman listed at 259 & 263
Oregon's in on some really top rated RBs for 2015 and it's cupboards are almost embarrassingly full with great talents. Baring unforeseen attrition, taking 2 kids would be a lot.
I saw his 247 profile and saw him as an "Athlete" my apologies. Which 2015 RBs are we in the running for? We're so not getting Taj Griff because of Georgia and muhSEC. Jamobo(?) is tough because not only do we need to wrestle against TAMU, but Texas as well.
Anyways, now to focus on the next cycle(as the Ratu situation has not been cleared, I think he will take the JUCO route). Who are we focusing on the most for the next year and what are our needs? I already know that D-line will be a big need, but will the offense and a QB be needed? Daigotsu, STOMP, got a run down of what people we targeting hard and which prospects like us?
from my understanding, Ratu is waiting on getting acceptable SAT scores back.
while it's hardly the bible truth of whats what of Duck targets, rivals has a recruiting page that I've linked before that can be queried to show which recruits have early interest in at least being recruited by Oregon (or any other school). You can query it in various ways including which guys are claiming early offers which reflects mutual interest. Unlike many other schools, Oregon doesn't throw out scholarships hoping to attract interest. They respond to guys who've expressed interest in them and then maybe they offer. Heres that link again....
I see w/Taj Griffin you're still hanging onto the same all powerful SEC myth thats been debunked quite a few times now. He's put Oregon in his early top 3 and says he's looking forward to coming out West. Time will tell if he does, but guys who take OVs to Oregon have committed at a very high rate. Again though, I doubt a top RB recruit will be looking at a tougher depth chart to climb
Only prospect with a high interest in us would be Kris Boyd(?) and he has us alongside Texas. Gonna be tough considering how good Texas has made some NFL level DBs(Earl Thomas, Terrell Brown, and Kenny Vaccaro). Lots of mediums though.
For some reason, I don't know if either Brady Hart or Garret Stidham is the better QB. Both guys look great and I think Hart would be similar to Foles under Chip. Stidham would of course be a MM-esque player.
And low and behold, no DTs so far love us.
If top DT's like Vanderdoes are telling players and sports sites and anyone who will listen that Oregon uses DT's the wrong way, we might want to change that perception before we blame the DT's for not wanting to come here. Every DT fancies themselves as the next Warren Sapp not an oversized punching bag for the abuse of the opponents O line!
btw, reports were at the time that following decommitting from USC and prior to committing to Notre Dame he came back begging to the Ducks to re-offer him but they said "no thanks". His fickle primadonna act had worn thin on our completely ignorant coaches and now apparently he's got bitter bitch face. Oh well...
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