By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
There is a big difference between year one and year two when it comes to coaches in college football.
Oregon Ducks coach Dan Lanning is heading into his second season on the job with some pressing issues that need to be solved. He went 10-3 and won the Holiday Bowl in his first year on the job.
Host John Canzano said that there are some things he’s looking for in Oregon’s spring football game on Saturday (1 p.m. at Autzen Stadium).
“I’m looking at Will Stein the offensive coordinator,” Canzano said. “Are we just gonna get what Kenny Dillingham did last season again at Oregon? Or are we going to get something else at Oregon?”
The defense, which struggled at times last season, is also on the top of Canzano’s mind.
“I thought Oregon struggled especially at the end of the year in stopping the run game.” Canzano said. “I just think the physicality part — their tackles, their edge rushers, their linebackers. I want to look at their front seven and ask, ‘Do they look more physically imposing that they did a year ago?'”
Canzano wants the Ducks to have the “look” of a physical team.
“In high school they let the big guys get off the bus first. It’s intimidating,” Canzano said. “I want to see Oregon get off the bus. I want to see how they look as they arrive at Autzen Stadium.”
Listen to the segment at the 2:07:30 mark in the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.