Recap of what we’ve learned since starting Oregon Fall Camp
Oregon’s 2021 roster comes from across the country. While the largest number of players come from the west coast, a smaller sample comes from the southwest, southeast and northeast positions of the country.
Year 2 Quarterback Robby ashford is one of five players on the Alabama state roster. Talented young passers-by say he feels at home now as he kicks off his second season at Eugene.
“I can honestly say Eugene is a second home for me,” Ashford said on Tuesday. “They welcomed me, showed me a lot and accepted me. I can’t thank Eugene enough, the University of Oregon, the football, baseball or the coaching staff, all of you. that have something to do with that, I can’t thank them enough. “
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Ashford also told reporters he was there to resume baseball next spring. The star of both sports took a hiatus from baseball last spring at the end of the team’s season.
“Having the ability to play two sports is like why waste it? Honestly, ”Ashford said.
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Homesickness isn’t such a big hurdle for Thompson or Butterfield. Both are from the West Coast, Thompson from Arizona and Butterfield grew up in California.
For Butterfield, the biggest hurdle was filling his frame. Standing 6ft 6in with long limbs, the sophomore frosh looks a bit like a former passer from Oregon who is now breaking NFL records. He arrived at Eugene at 200 pounds and now weighs around 220 pounds, he says. He hopes to weigh nearly 235 pounds by his best college seasons.
“Coach Feld definitely got me in the weight room and made me stronger,” he said.
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Finally, Cristobal and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead explained what they expect from the quarterback position during camp. The staff hope that a second shift emerges from the others so they can do their best to prepare them for this role. This would include an increase in training reps for the # 2 over the other frosh.
“With these three guys, when you split the reps like that, you’re hoping that there will be some type of separation soon enough that a guy can have a few more because you want to make two of the reps. good manner, ”said Cristobal. “It’s obviously too early for that.”
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