2018 Oregon Ducks

Discussion in 'College Football' started by RTTAS, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. RTTAS

    RTTAS Guru

    Sep 16, 2015
    Since 2007, Oregon has started 6, 9, 10, 10, 9, 9, 5, 8, 8, 6, and 7 white starters. In 2018 they project to stay steady at 7 white starters, entirely on offense – 32% of the offensive and defensive starters. Non-Hispanic whites make up 78.5% of the Oregon Population (83.6% including white Hispanics). Overall a very watchable offense, but the defense is severely lacking when Breeze isn’t on the field.

    Willie Taggart’s role as head coach only lasted one year, as he moves to Florida State and is replaced by Mario Cristobal, a two-time national championship winning tackle with Miami. He was FIU head coach from 2007 to 2012 before becoming an assistant head coach and OL coach at Alabama and then co-offensive coordinator and OL coach with Oregon for 2017.

    They will certainly be lead by star QB Justin Herbert, a Heisman candidate and future first round draft pick (if not a competitor for the first overall pick). Former-DB Brenden Schooler will start at WR after catching 20 passes for 274 yards and 3 TDs in 2017 – I guess his 74 tackles and 4 interceptions in 2016 as a freshman weren’t good enough to break the colour barrier at defensive b(l)ack? Definitely has the potential to be used as an effective two-way player. In-state sophomore Noah Dahl is on the roster at RB, in addition to three WRs in junior Kyle Buckner, freshman Noah Holmes (both from California), and in-state freshman Jake Vecchi. All four are yet to see any game action.

    No starters listed on defense, with JR Drayton Carlberg listed as a second-string DE and SO Brady Breeze as a second-string safety after 23 tackles and an interception last season.

    QB: Justin Herbert (JR)
    WR: Brenden Schooler (JR)
    TE: Jacob Breeland (JR)
    LT: Brady Aiello (JR)
    LG: Shane Lemieux (JR)
    C: Jake Hanson (JR)
    RG: Calvin Throckmorton (JR)


    Back-ups listed on the two-deep include QB Tyler Shough, TE Cam McCormick, LT Logan Bathke, C Alex Forsyth, RT Jacob Capra, DE Drayton Carlberg, and S Brady Breeze.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018
  2. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2006
    It still irks me that Schooler was moved to WR. At least he will put up good numbers as long as Herbert is healthy.
  3. referendum

    referendum Mentor

    Nov 13, 2005
    Looks like Breeland's role as top tight end has been solidified due to injury of the black starting tight end McCormack who is done for the year.

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