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Oregon Football

Johnson Discusses Role at Oregon

April 11, 2019

Oregon made some waves with the addition of graduate transfer Juwan Johnson. It's been a huge talk of Oregon football so far through Spring with his arrival. 

Johnson is easily Oregon’s biggest receiving target but also one of the most experienced. However his playing days have been at Penn State so he’s got a learning curve now adjusting to Oregon and Justin Herbert.

Johnson spoke with the media for the first time Thursday following practice. Read below for the highlights from his interview or watch the video below.

On Adjusting to Eugene:

“It's been an adjustment to be honest with you. With tempo and speed and the weather. I’m excited to be here.” 

On Playing w/ Justin Herbert:

“It’s exciting. It was great catching passes with Trace but it’s great with Justin. He knows what he’s doing. It’s been a fun and learning experience.”

On his role at Oregon:

“The leadership. It’s pretty much me and (Brendan) Schooler that are the older guys in the room. That’s my job, bring that energy to the room and to the team so we can win a Pac-12 championship.”

On Playing in Hillsboro:

“It was fun, good to showcase some skills. Show fans a preview of what they are going to see this season. But I’m used to playing in front of a crowd.”

On Why Oregon:

“I knew Cristobal before, he recruited me when he was at Alabama. Who didn’t watch Oregon growing up. My mom at the time thought Oregon was kind of far but now I’m kind of my own man. Josh Huff was a guy I like back in the day. He was definitely a guy I looked up to.”

On Dropped Passes:

“We’re all working on those dropped passes. We do push ups now any time there’s a dropped pass. That’s something that we’re really harping on, owning our mistakes.”

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