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The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Oregon Ducks are in unfamiliar territory.
After becoming one of the most outstanding College Football programs in the nation, the Ducks went 4-8 last season. The program decided to part ways with Mark Helfrich.
Enter Willie Taggart from the University of South Florida. The Bradenton, Florida native brings plenty to young talent from the “SUNSHINE STATE” with him to Eugene, Oregon.
Seven skilled players who played last season as high schoolers will make an impact at the University.
Taggart did a great job at Western Kentucky before taking the job at USF, and now he has a chance to prove his worth in a power five conference.
Oregon opens the season with Southern Utah and Nebraska at home; then it’s on to Wyoming completing the non-conference schedule.
The Ducks must play North Division favorites Washington and Stanford on the road. Oregon avoids USC this season but must travel to UCLA.
Taggart is an offensive innovator, and it won’t take long before the program gets back on track.
2017 Co offensive coordinators Mario Cristobal and Marcus Arroyo will have plenty of talent to work with in their initial season.
The Ducks had little problem gaining yards and scoring points last season, they put up (491.7) yards per contest last season, eleventh in the FBS. Running Backs Royce Freeman and Tony Brooks-James are in inside out tandem.
Freeman opted to stay in school instead of declaring for the riches of the NFL. The California native led the team with 945 yards rushing last season.
Sophomore signal caller Justin Herbert did an adequate job in 2016, but he doesn’t exactly fit the new system. However, Taggart is giving him a fair shot at the starting job.
Floridian Charles Nelson is a two-way player and will be the primary target in the passing game, but some highly skill first-year students will contribute.
Three Sophomore linemen return to help Freeman in the running game, and all of them can also protect the passer in the pocket.
The key to success for the Oregon offense is to avoid turnovers, like last season they will score points at will.
The Oregon Ducks defense ranked near the bottom of the FBS in nearly every category.
When you lose players such Kiko Alonso, DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead in four years without replacing them, it’s going to get rough.
Former South Florida head coach and Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt take over as defensive coordinator.
Both have South Florida ties, and it’s great to see the pair team up to put Oregon back on the map. Leavitt should get credit for putting the University of South Florida football on the map.
The secondary is the strength of the unit with five players with game experience, not including Charles Nelson who is perhaps the most talented two way player in College Football.
Linebacker and leading tackler Troy Dye will be a future NFL player.
Defensive End Henry Mondeaux is a run stopper with pass rushing skills.
Oregon must get off of the field on third down and Leavitt is the guy who can turn the unit into one of the best in the PAC-Twelve.
Bovada.Lv lists the Oregon Ducks at +1,600 to win the 2017 PAC-Twelve Championship.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017-18 Oregon Ducks will go 10-2 and finish in a second place tie in the PAC-Twelve North, Division.
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