Oregon Football

Cristobal Recaps Day 1

April 2, 2019

On Tuesday the Ducks took to the Mo center starting session two of Spring football. The Ducks spent the past two weeks on Spring break and finishing Finals. 

There was a lot of buzz around the arrival of the early enrollees. Something that benefits Oregon from being on the quarters systems academically. 

Four of Oregon’s 2019 prep signees made it in time. But the headliner was graduate transfer Juwan Johnson making his way in early for Oregon. The Penn State grad figures to be a key piece of this team for the 2019 season helping replace a departed Dillon Mitchell.

Mario Cristobal spoke with media following practice to go over the break and the return to the football field.

On First Day Back:

“We made it hard on these guys. We wanted to make sure these guys understand it’s important to take a break and spend quality time with the family and your loved ones but when you come back it’s full tilt. It was live ball but without any tackling or going to the ground. They came back ready to practice. They went out there with a purpose.”

On Offseason Workouts:

“What did your offseason do. Do you bend better. Do you move better. Are you able to separate. Can you run guys down as a corner. It looks like a majority of them did it. We tested them today.”

On Juwan Johnson:

“He’ll be on the field on Thursday. He got in late last night. It’s a tremendous bonus to have those guys in there. He’s played a lot of football. He’s very smart. I don’t think it will be a huge adjustment for him. He knows how to play so it should be a relatively smooth transition.”

On Adding the New WR’s:

“Yes they are really good players. There’s a different kind of urgency out there. It heightens the urgency in that room. Overall just a very positive feel. Really impressed with our older guys taking the younger guys under their wings.”

On Injuries:

“Adam Stack is limited. I don’t see Stack doing much up until the last week. Gary Baker has been a slow, steady progression. His ankle has taken a little longer than expected. Throck wants to practice. We gotta slow him down.” 


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