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Johnny Johnson Presser

October 13, 2020

Oregon concluded their fourth practice of fall camp earlier today. Yesterday some defensive guys had a chance to speak with the media, but today it was all about the offense. Johnny Johnson III, Alex Forsyth and Cyrus Habibi-Likio all had a chance to talk about how practice has been going under the new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

Here are the top quotes from each of their interviews.


Wide Receiver Johnny Johnson III

On how his role has changed in the new offense:

I think the playbook is wide open. They got me playing a lot of different spots from inside to outside and all over the place. I’m excited to see what we’re going to do. It’s a different offense but we’re still taking shots like we used to. It’s going to be fun.

On deciding to opt-in for the season:

It was hard seeing some of my brothers leave. It was tough. I always wanted to play for 4 years here. It was something I always wanted to do. When I saw that D-Mo (Deommodore Lenoir) decided to come back I was super excited because you know that class that came in experienced a lot together and I’m just trying to finish it together.

On what to expect from Tyler Shough:

He’s resilient. He has a heart for the game and he gets guys together and gets guys juiced and ready to play. I’m excited to see what he can do this year. He’s doing a great job right now and we’ll just see how this thing goes. 

On him becoming a vocal leader:

I think my vocal leadership has definitely increased since last year. I feel like I need to do that for us to be a great team and I’m just excited. I’ve always wanted that leadership role. I’ve always wanted to be a captain for this team and that’s something that I put pride in.

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Alex Forsyth

On what position he’s been playing:

We’ve all been rotating around positions just trying to find the best 5 guys. So I’ve played tackle, center and guard so far in our 4 fall camp practices. 

On the chemistry with the next generation of offensive lineman:

I came in with George Moore and Ryan Walk were in my class. We’ve all been with the 2’s the past few years just kind of bonding and gained that chemistry that’s so valuable even though we haven’t played a lot of snaps on the field together. Just behind the scenes in practice we’ve definitely benefited.

On playing behind Throckmorton:

Throck was a true swiss army knife of offensive line play. He played everything and never complained one bit about moving. It’s not easy going from different positions but you just have to do what you have to do and whatever is best for the team you have to do. That’s a big thing I picked up from him. I think I’m comfortable with whatever position they want me at.

On who will be a leader on the offensive line:

Leadership isn’t inherited, it has to be earned. That’s the only way you can respect leadership is if the person earns it. I’m trying to earn a leadership spot on this offensive line. I’m trying to do my best to win over the room and be a leader and have them be able to follow.

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Cyrus Habibi-Likio

On how he’s stayed in shape during quarantine:

I feel amazing. I cut some weight too. I lost about 5 pounds and put on some healthy weight, some muscle. I went down to San Diego and even purchased my own Airbnb. I really just stayed down in So-Cal just to dedicate myself to working out. What I really worked on was my straight line running and just getting faster.

On the difference in the new offense:

We’re taking a lot of shots in practice and that’s what I noticed. Tyler and the other quarterbacks are opening it up and it’s awesome. Same philosophy with smash mouth football and I think that’s always going to be here as long as Cristobal is here and I hope it is. But really just opening it up and going downfield. I know we want to start fast. 

On building the chemistry in the offense:

Off the field chemistry is something that we kind of lacked this year. We were limited to team activities and just bonding. But as far as the O-line a lot of those guys were learning from the previous O-line last year and we know how great they were. As far as the chemistry it’s going really well. The first two days without pads were a little iffy because we didn’t have much push off the ball. But really as soon as we strapped the pads on I still feel like I’m running behind the same O-line.

On Tyler Shough and Anthony Brown:

He’s very confident. He was under Herbert’s wing so he has a lot of the same contributions and he’s going to do well. As far as Anthony Brown too he’s a veteran. Not in this program but he’s an older guy and he’s taken lead. It’s going really well and I’m really excited for this year.



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