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Oregon Football

Spring Review: Quarterbacks

April 22, 2019

Justin Herbert is still at Oregon. This group is just fine.

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But on a serious note, this group, overall has elevated this Spring. I’m not sure there is a single player on the team that has improved more than Tyler Shough this Spring. He solidified that growth with a very impressive showing at the Spring game on Saturday. 

And while many will overlook that, they’ll remember it the minute there is any health concern with Justin Herbert. Which hopefully never happens. 

While the departure of Braxton Burmeister hurts overall depth, this team is now two quarterbacks strong, soemthing it hasn’t been in years. 

We didn’t see much of Cale Millen this Spring. He was injured at the start of camp and it seems as though he was brought along slowly. Which there is no need to hurry him along this early in his career. I will say Millen has some room to grow, just namely getting bigger, stronger and faster. But along with that working on some of his simple mechanics as well. Which is not an indictment of his talent or ability. Simply put, he’s a true freshman that’s as green as it comes. Let him develop.

But again, with Herbert and Shough, Oregon appears to be a solid 1-2 combo this season. For the first time in a while, I have faith the Ducks can remain competitive if Herbert is to miss any time. 

Furthermore, it would appear Oregon is in good hands in the Post-Herbert era with Tyler Shough continuing to develop.

But make no mistake about it, signing a quality 2020 QB in this class to bring in and start developing is a HUGE key for Oregon. 

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