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Ware hitting the transfer portal. I think most expected him to declare for the draft.
I don't think he showed enpugh to do well in the draft. And I guess he didn't mesh well with Altman, who wouldn't give him a lot of minutes untill he showed he deserved them.
agree, if he has a chance to go much higher next year if he plays better than at UO.
He is the 22nd Oregon player to announce his intent to transfer since the regular season ended and third in the spring window, joining linebacker Keith Brown and defensive lineman Treven Ma’ae.
"From what I could gather, based on Lanning’s interview after the scrimmage and the people I talked to, the defense did a great job of keeping the offense in check. One person told me in summary that the offense didn’t look spectacular, but they felt that was more of a product of the defense playing well than any poor play from Bo Nix and the squad."
“It almost looks like they are beginning to get a feel for what we run and then it makes it tough to make any big plays or have consistent drives,” one person told me.
Bummer seeing Brown go, but the Ducks still need at least 2 more to leave. Probably be closer to 4 more if they add a WR and TE from the portal.
After entering the transfer portal and making a round of visits, former USC Trojans WR Gary Bryant is set to make a decision about where he will transfer in the coming weeks or months. On Saturday afternoon, 247Sports recruiting analyst Greg Biggins put in a prediction for Bryant to end up in Eugene
I've given up trying to track the number of scholarship players as they're adding and subtracting daily. Sucks to see Brown go as he's from Oregon and was all about it, but in Lanning's schemes and the transfers he's targeted clearly the LBs have to be able to drop into coverage and that was not Keith's forte.
In more positive news, they landed a stud 6'6 300 lb DT named Tionne Gray for the 2024 class and for hoops N'Faly Dante announced he's returning.
For those who are intrigued by the comings and goings via the portal, the main Duck insider at rivals speculates that 3-4 new players will come on board soon with 7-8 leaving as Lanning hones the roster towards his schemes.
Spring Game this weekend and the visitor list is ridiculous. I'm going to list just the top 2024 guys as the list goes on and on including 2025 QB prospect Akili Smith Jr. All ratings per rivals
#3 overall prospect WDE Collin Simmons of Texas
#14 overall prospect DT David Stone of Florida
#15 overall prospect ATH KJ Bolden of Georgia
#22 overall prospect LB Justin Williams of Texas
#30 overall prospect WDE Dylan Stewart of Washington DC
#59 overall prospect QB Michael Van Buren of Maryland
#89 overall prospect OT Brandon Baker of California
#143 overall prospect CB Ju'Juan Johnson of Louisiana
#171 overall prospect WDE Jaxson Jones of Arizona (Duck Verbal Commit)
#183 overall prospect WR Jeremiah McClennan of Missouri
#184 overall prospect LB Jamonta Waller of Mississippi
#210 overall prospect ATH Jason Mitchell of California
#221 overall prospect SDE Joseph Jonah-Ajonye of Texas
#248 overall prospect S Aaron Flowers of Texas
4* ATH Jordan Ross of California
4* CB Aaron Scott of Ohio
4* SDE TJ Lindsey of Arkansas
4* TE Rodger Saleapaga of Utah
4* LB Kamar Mothudi of California
No details, behind a paywall. Not sure how many under?
Oregon below the 85-man scholarship limit after Transfer Portal departures
it looks like they are at 82 or 83, according to the nerds at On3
Just before coming back to this page, I was thinking "I bet Wizenheimer will have the exact number posted by now!".
yeah....I subscribe to a couple of Duck college football sites. The scholarship numbers are always in flux, but the deadline for entering the portal just passed. The 'word' is that none of the un-commited portal Ducks will be allowed to back out of the portal and that Oregon is eyeing a couple of other guys in the portal who haven't committed yet. There is no deadline for players in the portal committing to a school
anyway, the count, right now, is supposedly at 82 scholarships, but there is some confusion on whether or not a walk-on 3rd string long-snapper is on scholarship....so maybe 83
good recap article on the Ducks portal ins and outs
Curious how many of these kids who enter the portal never find another school? I would think most would end up somewhere even a lower division, but seems like a lot of the Ducks players who entered the portal are still sitting there.
yeah...hard to say at this point what kind of options they have. Most have found new homes though, just not the recent departures
Some of those kids put nothing on tape while at Oregon, which of course limits the portal possibilities for them. We're in a weird one off time in college football. The portal has just starting up so everyone is figuring whats what with it. Covid granted guys an extra year of eligibility so there are approximately 20% more players eligible to be playing in the same amount of overall spots on teams. On top of that, Oregon turned over it's coaching staff and while it's normal for there to be an extra amount of roster turnover within a program when that happens, the rules have changed...
While I feel for the kids that were "processed", I don't fault Lanning for doing all he can under the current rules to put together a roster that can best execute his schemes. I do not agree with the new rules as I feel it puts the product over the interests of the kids playing, but thems the rules. I hope all the portal kids graduate, find their path/calling and are forever proud Ducks.
“If Florida State, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina and Miami were to become available, that’s a real and major domino to fall in conference realignment. As one Big Ten source put it, “Those schools are where the real value is.”
That person was particularly interested in Virginia and North Carolina as new states and/or markets for the Big Ten to extend down the East Coast. This Big Ten source believes expansion out East makes far more sense than expanding into the Pacific Northwest, which has not had nearly enough support internally or among the league’s media partners since the idea was first broached. University of Illinois chancellor Robert J. Jones told The Athletic last month that “there was no sense of urgency” for the league to expand beyond USC and UCLA.”
I told y'all Oregon is not as high on the list as UNC in July…
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