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Oregon Football

Dye Talks Bowling Green

August 28, 2018

Although he's not a senior, middle linebacker Troy Dye is one of the veteran leaders of this team at Oregon.

The teams returning lead-tackler will get started on his junior campaign this Saturday against Bowling Green. 

A tough defense returns under Jim Leavitt's lead hoping to improve on last years improvement. They will be tested early against a talented and diverse Bowling Green offense on Saturday in Autzen stadium.

Troy Dye answered questions with media on Tuesday about what this team presents, playing his first game with his little brother and more.

On Bowling Green:

"They're vergy big up front, they have really good running backs. Tall receivers that go up for the ball. A great program that's in this program for his second year so he knows the offense well. So we got to come out ready to play because I know they're going to be ready to play. They're a great offense, they move the ball and they put up points. We gotta come out with that Oregon defense mentality."

How to scout without film: 

"You just gotta look at the scouting report. See who's playing, who's listed as the starter and go back and watch the film from last year. Whether it's offensive linemen, running backs or whoever you just gotta watch the tape and try to judge it off that. There's always going to be new things the offense will run. Like coach Leavitt says, uncharted plays but it's going to happen all around the country. We just gotta play our defense and not beat ourselves."

On Jevon Holland: 

"He's a smart kid. He goes hard in every practice. He puts it all out there. You're never going to catch him out there loafing or in the wrong position. He knows what he's supposed to do. He does his part, he does it well. He loves to play the game. He's a ballhawk."

On his first game with his brother Travis:

"I haven't talked to him about how this is his first game to be honest. But he's ready. He likes the spolight just like I like the spotlight. I know it's going to be cool to run out with him out of the tunnel on Saturday."

On being a leader to teammates:

"You just gotta understand the boundaries. You can't cross that line. Youu gotta give them that feedback you would want for yourself. We just gotta try and ehlp them out our best way. We're out there with them on the field. So we can see what they see." 

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