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Oregon Football

Avalos Talks Spring Practice No. 2

March 11, 2019

New Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos spoke with media Monday following Oregon’s second practice. The staff continues to install new elements into the defense that Avalos hopes to run at Oregon. 

One of the key points of discussion was his ‘Stud’ position the Ducks will now use. There are about six players in the rotation for that job according to Avalos. 

Hear more about that in the full interview below or read our cliff notes version typed below.

On First Two Days of Spring Ball:

“It’s been fun. The energy on the field. The guys are flying around. Football is football so it’s about learning a new language. Really happy about the discipline, the toughness, the effort.” 

On Stud Position:

“Stud linebacker is somebody you hear in the NFL draft labeled as an edge guy. A guy that has rush and drop capability. Guys that can open and close their hips and move in space. There’s guys that have done some of that stuff before. We have probably 6 guys that are capable of playing that position. Guys like Adrian Jackson, Lamar Winston, DJ Johnson, and there’s a whole bunch of guys rotating through that spot.” (Reporter asks if Kayvon is included in that group, Avalos ackowledges)

Getting to know the team:

“You gotta get to know guys how they learn. How they prepare. What they do well on the field and putting them in those positions.” 

On Overall Depth:

“We’ve got depth and we are rotating almost through three levels at all positions.” 

On being familiar with the players:

“I would say at least half the guys on the team I know from recruiting. But we have coaches that have been here. That know the guys. Again, football is football.” 

On the Reception from the team so far:

“They want to win a championship. They’ve all opened up their hearts. And the guys have been awesome.”

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