Oregon Football

Monday Rundown: 5-Star TE Heads to SEC

August 10, 2020
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Another beautiful Summer weekend has come and gone and we are seemingly no closer to knowing the question of the past few months. 

Will there be a college football season?

That was a big topic this weekend. A number of outlets reported doubts about this college season happening. And then Monday hit and an intial report suggested the Big-10 was planning on cancelling the season although it was quickly refuted. 

Folks continue to come out of the woodworks as Monday rolled on suggesting the season could be cancelled as early as Tuesday. Again, all of which is speculation at the moment. A lobby of coaches and players, Shaq and even Donald Trump joined a movement pushing for a season. 

So once again it appears we aren’t any closer to knowing the final verdict than we were a couple months ago. 

Here’s a few notes on the weekend related to Oregon athletics, football and recruiting. 

5-Star TE to Georgia

Not anything surprising at all but Brock Bowers made his verbal commitment to Georgia on Monday. Which is a huge pickup for the Dawgs of the East. 

Bowers is an incredibly talented player that Oregon placed an early priority on. However the Ducks were able to secure two four-stars of their own in Moliki Matavao and Terrance Ferguson. And while Bowers really isn’t the type of talent you want to turn down from your program, which Oregon did not do, the Ducks weren’t really in a position to push for him. Numbers are tight and importantly you don’t want to risk running off one of your own commits getting greedy.

But the next best possible scenario played out for Bowers. He’s taking his talents to the SEC which means Oregon doesn’t have to face him in the Pac-12 for 3-4 years. 

While it would be nice to have Bowers on the commit list, it really wasn’t all that viable. 

Dion Jordan is now a ‘9er, Barner a Raven

If you love to follow your ProDucks, former Oregon defensive lineman Dion Jordan landed in San Francisco. With DeForest Buckner departing to the Colts, the 49’ers needed to get that second Duck defensive lineman back with Arik Armstead. 

Jordan has had some issues since his first round drafting in 2013 by the Miami Dolphins. 

This could be a great chance for him to learn from one of the best defensive lines in all of the NFL.

Meanwhile running back Kenjon Barner is expected to sign a deal with the Baltimore Ravens. The return specialist and back will likely be counted on to return punts for the Ravens. Injuries could push him into a larger role but for now expect him to be a specialist. 

Birthday ‘Stache

Today is Aaron Feld’s birthday. And for his gift he’s asking for donations to the special olympics.

I’ve linked his tweet below for those to donate as they see fit. 

 

 

 

 
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