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Oregon native and lifelong Duck fan Spencer McLaughlin (@Smalls_55) brings you daily info, updates, and analysis on the Fighting Ducks of Mighty Oregon! Everything you need to know if you're an Oregon fan can be heard right here on the Locked On Podcast Network. You will also be able to contribute thoughts, questions, and comments with #AskLODPOD; because the show is for YOU the fan! Follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnDucks. This is your Oregon Ducks Podcast. Part of the Locked on Podcast Network.

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    • Sep 21, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Oregon Football's defense can improve, but is still looking strong before WSU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 32:32


    Oregon Football HC Dan Lanning has often talked about a growth mindset in good times and bad, and the Ducks should not be resting on their laurels despite a dominant, well-rounded performance against then-12th ranked BYU. The defense was stout against the run and if they can replicate that performance will give the Ducks a great chance to win this week against WSU. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin starts to look at some of the most important factors going into the Ducks' Pac-12 opener in Pullman this week. When it comes to getting after Washington State QB Cam Ward, players like DJ Johnson, Brandon Dorlus, and Mase Funa will be players who need to step up and at least make him uncomfortable in the pocket. CB Trikweze Bridges had some tough moments last week against the Cougars, Spencer holds off (for now) on making a score prediction, but one listener asks about the most important components to the game for Oregon to come back home victorious on Saturday. Washington State had a HUGE win @ #19 Wisconsin in Week 2, and for Oregon to avoid the same fate as the Badgers they have to make the Cougars beat them and not beat themselves. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Nugenix Now get a complimentary bottle of Nugenix Total T when you text COLLEGE to 231-231. Text now and get a bottle of Nugenix Thermo, their most powerful fat incinerator ever, with key ingredients to help you get back into shape fast. LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football impressed BYU fans in their 41-20 win on Saturday

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 34:05


    Oregon Football played a very well-rounded, complete game that saw them win all 3 sides of the ball against the BYU Cougars: offense, defense, and special teams were all advantages for the Ducks. A game that was 38-7 through three quarters had Oregon fans jumping for joy and filling with optimism for what this season could become in 2022, and even BYU fans were impressed with how the Ducks showed up last weekend. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by the host of Locked On Cougars, Jake Hatch. He shares why despite BYU being shorthanded at WR and DL going into this game, the score would not have been influenced enough to the point where it could have been competitive on that day. However, key moments and turning points in the game allowed Oregon to pull away from BYU including a 24-7 halftime lead thanks to two 4th down conversions on the drive. Individual standouts in the game included CB Christian Gonzales, WR Troy Franklin, and TE Terrance Ferguson who all made critical plays over the course of the game. There were also unsung heroes like DL Casey Rogers and members of the secondary who played disciplined, assignment football on defense that allowed them to suffocate the Cougars' offense. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Nugenix Now get a complimentary bottle of Nugenix Total T when you text COLLEGEto 231-231. Text now and get a bottle of Nugenix Thermo, their most powerful fat incinerator ever, with key ingredients to help you get back into shape fast. LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football dominated #12 BYU on both sides of the ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 37:38


    Just about everyone expected a close game in this top-25 showdown at Autzen Stadium, and instead backup QB Ty Thompson saw the field for Oregon as they routed the 12th-ranked Cougars in Eugene. The offense scored on its first 6 drives, and the defense looked like the sort of dominant unit Oregon fans hoped Dan lanning would bring over from Georgia. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to discuss the statement win for Oregon on Saturday. They go over the plethora of positives that the Ducks showed throughout the game, one that they took control of early on and never gave BYU much hope of mounting a comeback. The individual standouts were numerous on both sides of the ball, led by QB Bo Nix who accounted for 5 touchdowns and 0 turnovers. Spencer and Rian break down which players were the most impactful for the Ducks on both sides, and why this was such an encouraging statement win for Dan Lanning as he embarks on his tenure as Oregon's coach. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Nugenix Now get a complimentary bottle of Nugenix Total T when you text COLLEGEto 231-231. Text now and get a bottle of Nugenix Thermo, their most powerful fat incinerator ever, with key ingredients to help you get back into shape fast. LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football is being overvalued against the BYU Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 31:55


    Oregon Football has been on different ends of two blowout games so far in 2022, and they find themselves just inside the top 25 heading into this week's game with #12 BYU. With a brand new coaching staff this year, this makes the Ducks a tough team go gauge heading into their matchup with the Cougars. Should they really be favored just because they're at home against a team coming off a top-10 victory last week? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Mark Rogers (@MarkRogersTV) to discuss tomorrow's top-25 matchup in Eugene. Mark also shares his thoughts on what a win would mean for Dan Lanning in the Ducks as they wrap up non-conference play in 2022. They discuss the most important things to watch going into the game and what each side needs to do in order to emerge victorious on Saturday. The Ducks have to find a way to get pressure on BYU's quarterback Jaren Hall, while it will be paramount for the Cougars to slow Oregon's rushing attack behind their veteran (and talented) offensive line. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football's biggest concerns against the #12 BYU Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 39:41


    Oregon Football is just two days away from a top-25 showdown with future Big 12 member BYU at Autzen Stadium. There are certainly concerns for the Ducks as they look to jumpstart their 2022 season, but there's hope for optimism as well playing at home in Eugene on Saturday. Still, the Cougars present a very real challenge for Dan Lanning and his staff as he coaches against his first ever top 25 team at home. Today's episode of Locked On Ducks is a special crossover edition with the host of 'Locked On BYU Cougars' Jake Hatch. They discuss Saturday's matchup and what each coaching staff may try and take advantage of based on what each team has shown in 2 games this season. Jake gets an opportunity to ask Spencer about some of the weaknesses and strengths for the Ducks going into this week as well. Oregon's pass rush and secondary pose potentially calamitous problems in this matchup, with both having looked iffy for good chunks of the season so far. Jake discusses how prepared BYU is to handle such potential shortcomings, what makes Jaren Hall such a dangerous QB, and more to get Oregon fans ready for this weekend's showdown. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What a win against BYU would mean for Dan Lanning and Oregon Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 31:21


    Oregon Football will do something this Saturday that hasn't happened in 8 years: welcome a ranked non-conference opponent to Autzen Stadium, coming in the form of the 12th-ranked BYU Cougars. Now the opportunity to pick up a ranked win to propel this 2022 season forward is right in front of Dan Lanning and the Ducks, and will give us a good idea of how this season might play out. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin looks at the challenge that BYU presents for the Ducks after their win against #9 Baylor last week. They are a team with an NFL-caliber quarterback in Jaren Hall, and their rushing attack presents a familiar face with an offensive line that's capable of running the ball. BYU's head coach, Kalani Sitake, is someone who comes from the defensive side of the ball, and while Jaren Hall and BYU's offense is formidable, their defense cannot be slept on. Spencer also gives the latest on a couple of notable injuries that have popped up for the Ducks Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Oregon Football needs Bo Nix to improve upon against BYU

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 29:22


    On Saturday in a 70-14 rout of Eastern Washington, Oregon's Bo Nix threw for a career-high 5 touchdowns as the Ducks got Dan Lanning his first career victory as a head coach. For Oregon to win this Saturday against #12 BYU, he will have to look more like he did on Saturday than in the season opener against Georgia. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin discusses Oregon's starting quarterback heading into a top-25 matchup with the BYU Cougars this week. He also shares one other thought on Oregon's defense that stood out from Saturday's win--and not in a positive way. Noah Sewell has been a first-team all-Pac 12 performer during his career in Eugene, but has been quiet by his standards through the Ducks' first two games. Spencer dives into why the defense's leader coming into the season has not played to his full potential up to this point. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football was not perfect in a 70-14 win vs Eastern Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 31:44


    Oregon Football bounced back and disposed of FCS opponent Eastern Washington 70-14 on Saturday. The score played out how Oregon fans hoped it would, with the Ducks pulling away from the start and never letting EWU have a chance to give Oregon a scare in Autzen stadium. That was the good part, because the Ducks still have areas where clear growth is needed heading into a game with a ranked BYU opponent this Saturday. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin looks at the first win of the Dan Lanning era. Scoring 70 points for the first time in several years gave Oregon fans an easy victory was a welcome sight for the offense, but the hot start was thanks in part to the caliber of their opponent. The offensive execution and continuity has to improve before the Cougars come to Autzen stadium on Saturday. QB Ty Thompson saw a decent amount of action, much to the delight of Duck fans--what did we learn about Oregon's backup QB? Still, the game was overwhelmingly filled with positives and individual standouts who Oregon fans have been excited about since before the season started. Troy Franklin had a career-high 10 receptions, a stat that the Ducks have not seen from a wide receiver in 3 years. Spencer discusses other standouts including TE Terrance Ferguson and RB Sean Dollars. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football needs to blow out Eastern Washington in week 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 31:05


    In search of a bounce back opportunity to forget the memory of a blowout loss to Georgia, Oregon Football has its lone FCS opponent on the schedule this week. The Eagles of Eastern Washington travel to Eugene for the 2nd all-time meeting between UO and EWU, with the 2015 matchup ending in a 61-42 win for the Ducks. If 2022 is going to end successfully for the Ducks, this game should not even be that close. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Tyson Alger (@tysonalger), who writes about the Ducks on www.i-5corridor.com and hosts the I-5 Corridor Podcast. They discuss expectations against the #11 FCS team in the country, a team that has numerous FBS victories on its resume as a program. Tyson shares his thoughts about what to expect going into this game from a performance standpoint and some key players to watch. Is there a possibility that Bo Nix won't be the only Oregon quarterback to play this Saturday? If the Ducks play the way they're capable of, Ty Thompson and/or Jay Butterfield could get a chance to see some action. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The one thing Oregon Football needs to make 2022 a successful season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 39:04


    Oregon Football was embarrassed in week 1 against the Georgia Bulldogs, but that outcome does not mean the 2022 season is destined to end as a total failure/disappointment. The Ducks can still achieve a lot in 2022 with 2 non-conference games left (including #21 BYU) before conference play. For Oregon to be successful the rest of the season, the one thing they will need will have to come on both the coaching staff and from players: individual leaders to bring the team through this (hopefully brief) rough patch. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to discuss how the Ducks can move forward and succeed in Dan Lanning's first season at the helm. RB Sean Dollars talked about how in 2019 after a season-opening loss to Auburn in Dallas, a game Oregon should have won, the Ducks drew on leadership from players like Justin Herbert and Troy Dye to help propel them to an eventual Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl victory. Rian shares his thoughts on who some of those players might be for the Ducks in 2022. This week's game against a good FCS team in Eastern Washington presents an opportunity for the Ducks' players to get some of there swagger back. Oregon is heavily favored, as they should be, and the first step to a successful 2022 season for Oregon is beating this team like they should. Finally, Rian discusses what he saw from Bo Nix in week 1 against Georgia and what to expect from the Oregon quarterback going forward. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football should not throw in the towel on Bo Nix

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 27:34


    Bo Nix, much like he did at his previous stop at Auburn, has already begun to divide the Oregon Football fanbase with his play on the field. He finished Saturday's game 21/37 for 173 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for a QBR of 58.9 (out of 100). He also ran 8 times for 36 yards, and despite this (hopefully) not being his best game as a QB, Duck fans should not rush to call for him to be benched. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin discusses the week 1 performance of Oregon QB Bo Nix. There are things Nix did well, but mostly it was an overall negative day for the offense--a theme that can not be solely blamed on the Ducks' quarterback throwing two interceptions and failing to find the endzone. The offense, including Nix, should be given time to develop under a brand new staff and first-time play-caller in OC Kenny Dillingham. The Ducks' defense got some bad news unfortunately, DT and 2021 First-Team All-Pac 12 performer Popo Aumavae will be out for the season. He did not play against Georgia and now leaves a permanent void on the defensive line after coming into 2022 as a returning starter. Spencer goes through some of the names who will need to step up in his absence for the defense to turn it around in this 2022 season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football fans should not (yet) panic after a blowout to Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 31:10


    Chip Kelly, Nick Saban, and Brian Kelly all have something in common: they've coached in national championship games, and they all have had rocky beginnings to successful tenures as head coaches--with Kelly's coming over the weekend in a 24-23 loss to Florida State. Oregon Football is now hoping Dan Lanning's coaching career will follow a similar trajectory after getting blasted over the weekend in Atlanta in his coaching debut. How things feel in week 1-2 are rarely how they are portrayed by fans at the end of the year. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin deals with the fallout from a 49-3 loss over the weekend to the Georgia Bulldogs. Chip Kelly's first game as Oregon's HC ended in abject disaster beyond the 19-8 loss on the field to Boise St, Nick Saban lost to UL-Monroe, and over the weekend Brian Kelly's debut with LSU was a very sloppy loss--specifically on special teams. Week 1 of a season is best suited for observations, not conclusions--which is why the confidence that Duck fans had entering 2022 should still mostly be in tact. Was there anything encouraging for Duck fans to hold on to from the weekend heading into a week 2 matchup with Eastern Washington? The running back room has depth, the offensive line (mostly) held up against the best defensive front they will see all year, and the special teams looked improved from a week ago. Did anything else look encouraging for the 2022 season? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Biggest concern following Oregon Football's 49-3 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 37:04


    Oregon Football was bludgeoned by the Georgia Bulldogs 49-3 in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game on Saturday, one of the worst losses for the Ducks in recent memory. It was about as bad of a start as Oregon could have had to the 2022 season under 1st-year HC Dan Lanning, There were more negative aspects to the game than Duck fans would have liked, but what was the most concerning in a time where it's paramount to not overreact to week 1, even a blowout such as this? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Max Torres, covering the Ducks for Fan Nation at Sports Illustrated and host of the 'Ducks Dish' podcast. They discuss some of the many things that went wrong for Dan Lanning and co. down in Atlanta on Saturday, and why Kirby Smart's comment about Georgia having better players was warranted. However, it's also important to point out that there was a coaching mismatch in this game as well. The offense had struggles, failing to manage a touchdown, but after the first two drives it didn't appear that would be the case. Bo Nix and the offense were able to move the ball very early in the game, but turnovers and poor execution thwarted multiple scoring opportunities. Judging the entire team on this grand WEEK ONE challenge is not the best way to assess how Oregon's season may end up in 2022. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Upside Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code Locked to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BREAKING NEWS: A 12-team College Football Playoff has been approved for 2026

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 6:00


    The College Football Board of Directors has approved a 12-team playoff format to begin in 2026. For the Oregon Ducks, this doesn't have wide-reaching ramifications. The path to returning to the National Championship game remain the same whether the playoff is 2 teams or 64. More details are sure to follow in the coming days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football radio analyst Mike Jorgensen talks matchup w/Georgia Bulldogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 36:17


    Today's episode of Locked On Ducks features a VERY special guest--Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Mike "Jorgy" Jorgensen, Oregon Football's radio analyst alongside Jerry Allen since 1989. With over 30 years of broadcasting Oregon Football under his belt, Jorgy knows the Ducks and their history better than just about anybody. He returns to the show to share his insights regarding Oregon's upcoming battle with #3 Georgia in Atlanta on Saturday. Oregon has a history of playing in these early season, primetime games against quality (often SEC) opponents, and although a loss like Auburn in 2019 can sting, the benefits of playing in such a game far outweigh the negatives. Jorgy, who has been on the radio calls since 1989 for the Ducks, has traveled to and witnessed first hand how these sorts of games tend to play out. What are the common themes that exist in these sorts of "early season bowl games"? They also discuss the matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs, a game that Jorgy feels more confident about than most. If Oregon is to compete and perhaps win the game, the trenches and turnovers have to be in favor of the Ducks or else Georgia's talent and depth could be overwhelming--even after so many losses to the NFL after their national championship season. Finally, Jorgy shares what excites him the most about the upcoming 2022 season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Playing Georgia in week 1 is good for Oregon Football recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 33:27


    Oregon Football's week 1 game presents a major opportunity for the Ducks on the field, getting a chance to take down the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs. In the recruiting space, there is potential for this game (even if it isn't a win) to help Oregon show players across the country that they're a progrum for elite recruits to consider. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by John Garcia Jr., director of recruiting for Sports Illustrated. He shares his insight from years of experience as to what it's like to recruit during a season, a logistical challenge that Dan Lanning and his new staff are now going to embark upon. 5-star QB Dante Moore is Oregon's highest-rated 2023 recruit, but 5-star WR commit Jurrion Dickey is perhaps the most important player for the Ducks to continue to recruit to keep him headed to Eugene. John also provides updates on 5-star DL David Hicks and 5-star ATH/EDGE Samuel M'Pemba, noting that the Ducks have a chance at both. Between those 2 and 5-star EDGE Matayo Uiagalelei, it's paramount the Ducks land at least one of the coveted defensive line prospects. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football's most underrated players to see against the Georgia Bulldogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 33:58


    As Oregon Football fans prepare for the 2022 season, plenty of headline names are at the forefront of fans' minds ranging from QB Bo Nix to DT Brandon Dorlus. Every year a team needs players to "pop" or "burst onto the scene" to provide depth and play-making throughout the season. Who are the most slept on Ducks that fans should be aware of with the Georgia game coming this Saturday? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin looks at the Oregon players who are perhaps being the most slept on by fans and the media going into 2022. WR Kris Hutson is being overshadowed by WR (formerly RB) Seven McGee, when both figure to be key contributors to the offense. Is there a running back that could actually emerge this year in what has suddenly become a crowded (and talented) position group? Defensively, there are several breakout candidates for the Ducks this season. To close out the show, Spencer answers perhaps the most unique mailbag question yet received with regards to Dan Lanning. In the coaching quest to create "championship men" off the field in addition to the playing field, which VIRTUE could Oregon Football most use to its advantage in 2022? Time to get (mildly) philosophical! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football fans should feel optimistic and confident heading into 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 36:19


    With Oregon Football's 2022 season just four days away following a tumultuous offseason, how should Duck fans feel before they travel to Atlanta? Although some unknowns remain, Oregon's talent is still such (even with a couple notable losses) that they should expect to once again be competitive in the Pac-12. Another trip to Las Vegas and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game should once again be in the cards and a reasonable barometer for success in year 1 under Dan Lanning and his new staff. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to talk about the mood around the progrum with the season a few days away. The Georgia game presents a unique challenge that few teams, even Oregon, have the opportunity to do. Though another upset victory would be welcome by all, it's unlikely and Duck fans should recognize that moral victories do count--but for this Saturday only. Though the offense is perhaps the biggest unknown for the Ducks heading into 2022, it could perhaps be their biggest advantage against Georgia this week--even more than Dan Lanning's familiarity with the Georgia Bulldogs and their schemes. The trenches will be crucial for the Ducks to keep it close against #3 Georgia on Saturday, and there are multiple important keys for the defense as well to keep the Ducks in the game. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Oregon Football can improve upon most in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 29:42


    Oregon Football has won the Pac-12 recruiting battle for four years in a row, yet they appeared completely overmatched in 2 meetings with Utah in 2021. With several key departures including a top-10 pick in DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, the Ducks may need to fill in some of their 2021 gaps to produce another 10+ win season. So where can they most improve on game days from last season? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin dives into where the Ducks can be better in 2022 than they were in 2021. In addition to being more explosive on offense, the special teams (though not flashy) were a large weakness last season outside of place kicker Camden Lewis. The 3rd-down defense was also a glaring weakness last year, and some notable departures on defense including 1st-team all-american Verone McKinley could make that a challenge for Dan Lanning and DC Tosh Lupoi. Something that has been a recent topic of discussion amongst Duck fans is former HC Mario Cristobal, now HC of the Miami Hurricanes, and the limitations he showed last year as a coach. It is long past time for Oregon fans to move on and focus on the situation at hand--reliving negative aspects of the past and feeling bitter about it doesn't do anybody any good. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Setting expectations for Bo Nix as Oregon Football's 2022 quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 31:46


    Anthony Brown's quarterback play in 2022 left Duck fans yearning for the days of past successful signal callers like Marcus Mariota, Darron Thomas, and Justin Herbert. Now with Auburn transfer Bo Nix in line to be the starter, the position seems to bring more questions than answers to the minds of Oregon fans as the Ducks look to return to the Pac-12 Championship game in 2022 in Las Vegas. The good news is at the outset, Bo Nix is set up for success this year with the array of weapons and O-line play he should have surrounding him. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin breaks down where Bo Nix should be statistically by the end of the season (assuming he stays healthy). Though his completion percentage was solid (64%), Brown threw for just over 200 yards per game--a number Nix needs to be able to improve upon, regardless of the offensive philosophy. The weapons and OL talent are sufficient to expect him to be able to surpass Brown's stats and overall execution of the offense from last season. Sticking with the quarterbacks, one listener asks a question about Ty Thompson and his future at Oregon. With 5-star QB Dante Moore coming in the class of 2023, the competition going into next season could be fierce with 4-star QB Jay Butterfield also in the mix. Will Ty Thompson stick around at Oregon long enough to be a part of that potential 3-way battle? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football needs to recruit offensive linemen, two latest verbal commits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 34:39


    Oregon Football's 2023 recruiting class has moved into the top 15 nationally in 247Sports' composite rankings thanks to two recent verbal commitments. One of the remaining holes in the class is offensive line commits, but several targets from across the country are in the Ducks' sights. What's the key to getting the big fellas up front to commit to your school? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by John Garcia Jr., director of recruiting for Sports Illustrated. He shares his insight on how (if at all) recruiting an offensive lineman differs from other positions. Plus, where Oregon stands with OL targets like Logan Reichert and Spencer Fano. The Ducks' two most recent verbal commitments come from opposing sides of the ball in 3-star LB Jerry Mixon and 4-star TE Kenyon Sadiq. John talks about what Oregon is getting in both players, and they discuss the importance of landing Sadiq at a relative position of need for the Ducks' roster. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The unit Oregon Football most needs to perform well vs the Georgia Bulldogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 31:38


    Oregon Football's showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs on September 3rd in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game is now just 10 days away. As Fall Camp rolls along, one (somewhat) recurring headline from practice reports should catch the attention of Duck fans: injuries along the offensive line. Nothing is serious at this point in time, but in 10 days' time Oregon needs to have its O-line at full health if they're going to compete with Georgia. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin talks about Oregon's strongest returning unit from the 2021 season that saw the Ducks go 10-4. The offensive line has to be able to, at the very least, hold their own if Oregon is going to be competitive down in Atlanta against the Bulldogs. Could 5-star true freshman Josh Conerly Jr. be among the guys who come out to protect Bo Nix on September 3rd? Duck fans are hoping that Dan Lanning and his new staff can bring a better schematic execution on game days compared to Mario Cristobal and his staff, who's limitations were most highlighted in the two blowout losses against Utah--which shouldn't happen for a team that's dominating the conference in recruiting. What would it mean if Oregon is able to knock off Georgia and/or Utah in 2022? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football wants to go the Big 10--how could that impact the future?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 32:21


    Rumors about Oregon's future conference plans have been speculated about ever since the news of USC/UCLA's departure broke almost two months ago. Previously talks about going to the Big 10 were mostly speculative, but now Oregon officials have initiated conversations with the conference to see if they could be a potential fit--leaving Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff in a precarious situation. And, unlike just a few weeks ago, the Big 10 does not appear to be as ready to stop expanding as once thought. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin discusses the latest piece of conference realignment news for the Ducks--who this time are generating the headlines themselves. Part of the reason Oregon would want to be in the Big 10 is stability and reassurance--in the Big 10, there are no worries about finances or competitive relevance on the recruiting trail. Such concerns COULD come to fruition if the Ducks remain in the PAC, even if they expand with teams like San Diego St, Boise St, etc. Today's show concludes with a mailbag question from a first-time question-asker who asks about Oregon's future--what could the next 5 years look like for the Ducks in the PAC if they are not granted their wish of going to the Big 10? Getting back to the College Football Playoff is one thing, but another level of progress and excellence will be needed if the Ducks are going to get back to the national championship game for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Oregon Football win the Pac-12 North and 10+ games again in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 36:41


    Oregon Football's first game of the season on September 3rd against Georgia is probably the toughest non-conference game that a Pac-12 school has in 2022. The Dan Lanning era, even against his former team where he shined as a defensive coordinator, is likely to begin with a loss down in SEC territory. How might the rest of the games go for the Ducks? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by JT Wistrcill of Locked On Utes to predict Oregon's 2022 season win total. They agree on Oregon's final 2022 record, and that it will be good enough to get them back to the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas. However, they disagree on Oregon's path to reaching that record. They discuss each of Oregon's 12 games and lay out their respective paths for how the Ducks will, in their views, reach 10 wins in 2022 as they did in 2021. Their toughest conference games, UCLA and Utah, both come at home in the confines of Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Spencer and JT have different views on how those games will go for Dan Lanning and co. in the upcoming season. *NOTE* This episode originally aired last week on Locked On Pac-12 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How can Oregon Football flip the script and beat Utah in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 35:49


    Oregon Football controlled its own destiny to the College Football Playoff in 2021, with the only teams standing in their being Utah and Oregon State. Though they took care of the Beavs, 2 blowout losses in 3 weeks to the Utes left a sour taste in the mouths of Duck fans as a season that once had much promise came to a screeching halt. Oregon fans are hoping that a new QB (Bo Nix) and a new HC (Dan Lanning) will allow the Ducks to be more competitive against Utah than last year, when they were outscored 76-17 in two games--including the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by 'Locked On Utes' host JT Wistrcill to talk about what should once again be a big-time matchup in the Pac-12 on the gridiron in 2022. He feels that even with a first-year HC and a new quarterback, the Ducks will have enough players who remember the 2 beatdowns from 2021 to rile up the troops and rally to a win. JT lays out who the offensive standouts figure to be for Utah this year, especially in light of the loss of WR Britain Covey who was a very reliable target for QB Cam Rising last year. JT, as a Utah fan, has a lot of confidence in the schematical changes Oregon HC Dan Lanning will be able to make in this year's matchup, and that along with Oregon's veteran offensive line could be huge boons to the Ducks as they try to avenge their blowout losses from last year. In what figures to be a matchup of top 15 caliber teams when they meet in late November, it has the potential to live up to the billing as the premier game in the Pac-12 in 2022 and have national ramifications as well. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Oregon Football can show growth in 2022 against the Colorado Buffaloes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 35:37


    Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, Colorado Football has had just two winning seasons in the conference of champions. Oregon Football has been a thorn in their side, losing to the Buffaloes just once since 2011 (that came in 2016). The talent gap between these two rosters means that HOW Oregon wins the game is almost as important as IF they win the game. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to discuss what Oregon fans are hoping will be a "relaxing" week of cheering on the Ducks. Colorado's offense in 2021 was one of the weakest in the Pac-12, and right now their QB room has some uncertainty in it with JT Shrout expected to challenge Brendon Lewis for the starter's job. Losses on the offensive side of the ball via the transfer portal could make it another challenging year for the Colorado offense. Buffs' HC Karl Dorrell is a defensive head coach, but their defense struggled mightily in Autzen Stadium in 2021, surrendering 52 points to the Oregon offense. A couple transfers could potentially help, but losses in the secondary via the transfer portal could make them vulnerable. Is there any chance that Colorado can pull what would seemingly be a massive upset this year in Boulder? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Oregon Football shouldn't have to sweat against the Cal Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 35:32


    Oregon Football's 2021 matchup with the Cal Golden Bears saw a 1-4 Cal team give a heavily-favored Oregon team fits in Autzen stadium that led to a very unfamiliar vibe inside the Ducks' stadium in Eugene. The last decade or so has had a couple of crazy games between the two schools, but on the whole it's been a series dominated by Oregon. That word, dominate, is one that the Ducks should be able to say after they travel to Berkeley this October if they play to their potential. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to talk about the Ducks' matchup with the Golden Bears in 2022. Both sides of the ball should, in theory, be stronger than a season ago for the Ducks with their new coaching staff--led primarily by the schematic prowess of Dan Lanning on the defensive side of the ball. That combined with the Bears losing multi-year starting QB Chase Garbers should set up an opportunity for the Ducks to keep Cal's scoring to a minimum. One area that caused Oregon fans great frustration last year was the lack of a consistent downfield passing game to create explosive plays on offense. With Bo Nix and new OC Kenny Dillingham, the opportunity could be ripe for the Ducks to utilize some of their young weapons like WR Dont'e Thornton to try and create some chunk plays and easier scoring drives. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Oregon Football will fare against a revamped UCLA team with Chip Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 30:28


    Last year's game with UCLA followed a familiar trend for Oregon Football in the 2021 season. Though the game in LA against the Bruins featured a slow start, the Ducks built a 34-17 lead early in the fourth quarter only to eventually need a game-sealing interception against the Bruins' backup quarterback to walk away with a 34-31 victory. At Autzen Stadium in 2022, Oregon should be able to prevent the game from being such a nailbiter, even against a talented UCLA team. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by the host of 'Locked On UCLA Bruins' Zach Anderson-Yoxsimer. Together they examine the October 22nd showdown between two schools who in 2021 had the Pac-12's only regular season appearance on College GameDay. After key offensive losses, the Bruins have reloaded with talent--Zach shares the names to watch for to compliment DTR and Zach Charbonnet. The question marks for UCLA going into 2022 come on the defensive side of the ball, and Bruins fans are hoping new DC Bill McGovern will make improvements in that realm. After losing their best pass rusher in Mitchell Agude, who has UCLA brought in to replace his production getting after the passer? Plus, Zach goes through members of the secondary who will need to make an impact for the Bruins to leave Eugene with a victory this year. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Oregon Football in danger of another "desert disaster" at Arizona?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 28:50


    Oregon Football has had its fair share of crazy, and often season-altering, losses down in the desert against the Arizona schools. This year they travel to Tucson on October 8th to take on a rebuilding Arizona Wildcats team, one in which the Ducks should be heavy favorites. Is another unexpected and wild upset on the horizon, or can Oregon hold down the fort and take care of business against Arizona in year 2 under Jedd Fisch? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by the host of 'Locked On Wildcats' Mike Luke to preview this year's desert showdown. He discusses Arizona's revamped offense, which was lacking in weapons and production in 2021, headlined by WSU transfer QB Jayden de Laura. How much better will the Wildcats' offense be with him at the helm? On the defensive side, Arizona has made steady progress so far under DC Johnny Nansen--including some transfer portal additions ahead of 2022. Mike shares his insight on how the Arizona defense will match up with the Oregon offense, and which position groups present the most intriguing and important matchups for this year's contest in Tucson. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Oregon Football enact revenge against Stanford in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 31:46


    After a major upset of then #3-ranked Ohio State in 2021, Oregon Football found itself allowing an inferior Stanford team to hang around and ultimately leave victorious in Palo Alto with the Ducks ranked #3 in the country. This year's matchup between the Ducks and the Cardinal comes in the confines of Autzen Stadium, where Stanford has had more success over the last 10-12 years than most Pac-12 schools. Are the Ducks bound to erase the memory of last year's loss and defeat a potentially resurgent Stanford team in 2022? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Max Torres, host of the 'Ducks Dish' podcast who covers the Ducks for Fan Nation at Sports Illustrated. They both expect the Cardinal to be an improved football team from 2021, but will it be enough to complete the daunting task of winning at Autzen Stadium? Having an NFL-caliber QB in Tanner McKee is a good place to start. Perhaps the area where Stanford has lost its way the most is on the defensive side of the ball, where in years past their defensive fronts have given Oregon fits. The Ducks were missing their offensive coordinator in last year's game in Palo Alto (Joe Moorhead, now Akron HC) and that appeared to have a big impact on the offense. Spencer and Max also go through the biggest position group matchups to watch out for when these teams meet in week 5. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Oregon Football will avoid falling in a trap game at Washington State

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 28:55


    Oregon Football has won 3 consecutive games against Washington State after the Cougars had racked up 4 straight wins over Oregon from 2015-18. This year the two Pac-12 North contenders face off in their conference opener on September 24th in Washington State's home stadium. Oregon will surely be favored against WSU again this year, but this being a road game still makes it ripe for being a "trap game" on Oregon's 2022 football schedule. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin takes a look at Oregon's conference opener in 2022 in Pullman. A game that ended 38-24 in 2021 was a 24-17 Oregon lead with just under 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter before the Ducks ran for a couple of late touchdowns to win by 14. The fact that last year's game was closer than the final score indicated could be a good sign for the Ducks as they battle the Cougars on the road this year. The units that will have to step up the most in this year's matchup with Washington State are the offensive line, specifically in pass protection, and the secondary. The Cougars' new QB Cam Ward could very well be an upgrade over Jayden de Laura, the 2021 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, meaning the Ducks' secondary will have to be able to cover at a high level to keep WSU's offense in check. Will Colorado transfer CB and preseason 2nd-team All-Pac 12 nominee Christian Gonzales shadow one of the Cougars' top wideouts? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Oregon Football can't overlook a week 3 matchup with the BYU Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 30:30


    Oregon Football's 2022 non-conference schedule is one of the toughest in the Pac-12, starting with a week 1 meeting against the defending national champions in Georgia. After an FCS opponent, and a tough one at that in Eastern Washington, Oregon is back in Autzen stadium against a BYU team that went 10-3 in 2021--including 5-0 against the Pac-12.. It's a game that the Ducks (and the fans) should be treating as the very real threat that it is. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Jake Hatch of Locked on BYU Cougars. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the Cougars and which players will be crucial on the September 17th showdown in Eugene. Among the names Oregon fans will hear called on that day are 2 they have heard before: former Oregon OL Kingsley Suamataia and former Cal RB Christopher Brooks. Who are the other Cougar players to watch out for in addition to returning QB Jaren Hall? Over the second half of last year, BYU's defense (specifically the run defense) started to falter which contributed to an Independence Bowl loss to UAB. With the Ducks' most predictable strength going into 2022 being the offensive line, that's an area where the Ducks need to dominate. Jake also shares what concerns him most about Oregon, but also why he feels confident about the Cougars' chances going into Autzen and coming out with a win. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Oregon Football upset the Georgia Bulldogs in week 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 38:36


    Oregon Football is no stranger to playing a high-profile team in a nationally televised non-conference matchup early in the season. 2022 features another game in which the Ducks will take the national stage, this time challenging the reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs. The challenges to a victory are numerous for the Ducks, ranging from a brand new coaching staff to playing a "neutral site" game against Georgia--in Atlanta. Can Oregon shock the college football world for the second year in a row with Dan Lanning at the helm? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Clint Shamblin of Locked On Bulldogs. Together they preview the impending matchup between their two schools, which is now less than a month away. Clint adamantly states that if Bo Nix is indeed the starter for the Ducks on September 3rd in Atlanta, the quarterback position won't carry Oregon to a win given his history against Georgia. Though he's confident Georgia will win the game, he's less confident than many in the national media and shares how a game would play out in which the Ducks are victorious. Oregon's young playmakers, specifically the wide receivers, will have to step up un a major way for Oregon to pull the upset. One area that may give Duck fans some hope is the fact that Georgia lost 15 players to the NFL after their national championship season, including 5 first-round picks (plus Nakobe Dean in the 3rd round). Though a step back from last year's historic defense is expected, the drop off may not be as severe as many would think. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football's 2023 recruiting class gets bolstered on the D-line

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 32:23


    When Dan Lanning was hired away from Georgia to be Oregon Football's head coach, Duck fans rightly began to envision high-level defenses coming to Eugene. That has to start on the recruiting trail, and the Ducks are now sitting at #15 nationally in recruiting according to 247Sports after landing 2 verbal commitments on the defensive line. Those names are 3-star DL My'Keil Gardner and 4-star DL Terrance Green, bringing the 2023 verbal commitment total to 13 players. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin answers multiple mailbag questions to wrap up the week. Dan Lanning has been adamant since taking the HC job that Oregon is a national brand, and was almost doing a sales pitch to other conferences with some of his remarks at Pac-12 media day--while simultaneously not speculating about the Ducks' future conference. What should Oregon fans make of the branding work Lanning has been doing off the field for the Ducks this year? Another question comes in about Oregon's schematic approach under Mario Cristobal, who clearly had one style and vision as to how to win football games. How much of an upgrade could Lanning and his staff provide from an Xs and Os standpoint in 2022? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Could Oregon Football see 2023 5-star WR Jurrion Dickey flip?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 31:31


    Dan Lanning and his staff have so far been outstanding on the recruiting trail since taking over Oregon Football in January. Still, needs remain from a recruiting standpoint in 2023 and there are a bevy of names that the Ducks are pursuing after missing a couple high-profile prospects like 5-star RB Richard Young. One name Oregon will continue to have to recruit is Jurrion Dickey--who's already a verbal commitment in the 2023 cycle. Could his fishing hobby really help keep him committed to Eugene? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by John Garcia Jr., director of recruiting for Sports Illustrated. He shares his insights on Oregon's latest recruiting pursuits as Dan Lanning and DC Tosh Lupoi continue to pursue the Ducks' future defensive line and more. Bodies are needed on the offensive line, and 4-star OL Caleb Lomu is a name that Adrian Klem and co. have in their sights whenever he commits. Finally, John talks about the sort of player Oregon is getting in 4-star 2023 DL Terrance Green and why his athleticism and versatility will be a welcome addition to the Ducks' defense in future years. Terrance Green is a noteworthy addition to the Ducks' 2023 class, but other names like 4-star DT A'umari Washington will continue to pop up on Oregon's radar as they fill out Dan Lanning's first full recruiting cycle in Eugene. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How many all-conference performers will Oregon Football have in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 31:41


    The official Pac-12 pre-season all-conference teams have been released, and Oregon Football has 13 total players spread across the first/second teams and the honorable-mention list. The first-teamers include LB Noah Sewell, DL Brandon Dorlus, and returning OL Alex Forsythe and TJ Bass. Which players not named to one of these lists by the Pac-12 media might be on it by the time the season ends? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin looks at who Oregon Football's top performers might be in 2022. Offensively, the potential breakout stars in his view stem from what Duck fans are hoping will be a philosophical adjustment on offense in the passing game. If Bo Nix and OC Kenny Dillingham can facilitate the ball more effectively to WRs and TEs in the passing game in 2022, names like Dont'e Thornton, Troy Franklin, and Terrance Ferguson could shine this year. Defensively, Oregon fans are rightfully anxious to see what Dan Lanning can do with players like Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe who have NFL-level talent. The linebacker position is the strongest core on The Ducks' defense this year, meaning players will need to step up in the secondary and at the EDGE position after losing Kayvon Thibodeaux to the NFL Draft. Could 5-star CB Dontae Manning finally look the part? Will Trikweze Bridges shine returning to playing safety? And what about DJ Johnson now being a full-time defensive player? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Basketball gets commitment from the #2 player in the country!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 6:58


    After losing a verbal commitment from a top-5 2023 recruit in Mookie Cook, Dana Altman and his staff have landed a MAJOR verbal commitment from Kwame Evans Jr., the #2 player in the ESPN 300. In what has been and up-and-down recruiting cycle for Dana Altman and co., landing Evans is a MASSIVE get for the 2023 recruiting class. All eyes for Duck fans now turn back to Cook, who at one point earlier had been talked about as a potential recruiting pairing with Evans. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who will contend with Oregon Football for a Pac-12 Championship in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 31:16


    Oregon Football's 10-win season in 2022 did not yield the postseason results that Duck fans were hoping for, but the good news is they should be conference contenders once again. At Pac-12 media days over the weekend, the media members picked Oregon second to Utah in the Pac-12 in 2022. Who else could contend for a conference crown along with the Ducks? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Max Torres (@mtorressports) to talk about the weekend's Pac-12 media days and his biggest takeaways after covering the Ducks down in Los Angeles. George Kliavkoff took a decisive and aggressive tone when answering questions and talking about the prospect of further conference realignment. Though it's encouraging to see the commissioner willing to fight for the Pac-12 and take attacks on it personally, he is not in a position to stop Oregon from leaving IF an offer came from a superior league. Dan Lanning continues to check boxes in a good way as Oregon's head coach, showing himself to be poised while speaking with excited energy when talking about the progrum. Oregon's roster is one of the best in the Pac-12, and that coupled with the expectations of competing for conference championships mean a high bar should be set for his first year by Oregon fans. Can they get over the hump against Utah and/or have another 10-win season? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Dan Lanning shined at Pac-12 media days for Oregon Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 35:28


    Over the weekend, Dan Lanning got to experience his first Pac-12 conference media days as Oregon Football's head coach. He espoused a variety of positive messages and statements and the way that he talks about his team and the progrum should make Oregon fans excited. Lanning is young and in the grand scheme of things hasn't been a football coach for very long--but he appears to be more than prepared to be a head coach. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to talk about how Oregon's new head coach represented himself and the progrum over the weekend in Los Angeles. His excitement levels appears to be hardly containable when talking about the opportunity to be at Oregon and what that entails. One of their favorite things he said was with regards to Oregon's ability to be competitive nationally, and how as a result they should and will schedule quality non-conference opponents Oregon Football was picked by the Pac-12 media members to be the 2nd-most likely team to win the conference in 2022, ahead of USC and UCLA while trailing Utah--the defending champs. The Ducks were not competitive against the Utes in 2 games in 2022, but Lanning and co. have the opportunity (and the tools) to flip at least part of the script and have stronger showings this year. The roster is certainly talented enough to compete for a Pac-12 championship. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football headlines going into 2022 Fall camp--Big 10 talk returning?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:31


    With Fall camp beginning soon for Oregon Football, soon there will once again be on-field football to talk about as Dan Lanning prepares for his first season in Eugene as the Ducks' head coach. Some starting positions are easier to predict than others, and some position groups like defensive backs and ball carriers could not be fully determined until right before the season opener against Georgia on September 3rd. With 5 talented/promising running backs, how might that position group shape up over the next month? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Max Torres, host of the 'Ducks Dish' podcast and covering the Ducks for Sports Illustrated. They discuss a recent tweet from CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd, who said that the Big 10 is still potentially open to expansion and that among the teams they would consider are Oregon, Washington, Stanford, and Cal. Is that a good development for the Ducks? Oregon seemed to be trending towards landing a commitment from 2023 OL recruit Micah Banuelos, but he's instead going to play for Lincoln Riley at USC. The Ducks are still waiting on a big-time defensive line commitment in the class of 2023 as well. With those recruiting headlines coming out of Eugene, Max and Spencer look at the next batch of recruits on either side of the ball in the trenches to keep an eye on for Duck fans. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's next for Oregon Football recruiting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 30:51


    Since Oregon Football got a commitment from 5-star QB Dante Moore, all focus on the recruiting front has mostly turned to the trenches. Earlier this year the Ducks beat out USC for 5-star OL Josh Conerly Jr., but this time the Trojans got a verbal commitment from 2023 OL Micah Banuelos after he had been trending for the Ducks. With 4-star DL Terrance Green set to commit on Monday, all eyes are on the offensive/defensive line groups as the next big targets for Dan Lanning and his staff. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by John Garcia Jr., director of recruiting for Sports Illustrated. John talks about some of the OL targets the Ducks should go after now that Banuelos isn't in the cards: 4-star Miles McVay and 5-star Samson Okunlola. Especially when it comes to Okunlola, a longer recruiting timeline should favor the Ducks' chances to land a commitment. The defensive line has a plethora of blue-chip prospects that the Ducks have in their sights in the 2023 class as well. 5-star EDGE players Matayo Uiagalelei and Samuel M'Pemba would be welcome commitments for Oregon, as would the top DL recruit in 2023 David Hicks. Those commitments aren't imminent, but John says that the Ducks remain in the running for each of those 5-star defensive linemen. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The latest news surrounding Oregon Football, can Justin Flowe shine in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 29:00


    Oregon Football's first game of the 2022 season is just 5.5 weeks away, and Fall camp is getting ready to be in full swing. As conference realignment talk cools down (sort of), Ducks' fans attention should be turning to the upcoming season. Recent headlines have been rolling in on the recruiting front, and some (minor) roster changes have taken place recently as well On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin covers a variety of recent pieces of news surrounding the Ducks' football program. Oregon was in the final 3 for 2023 3-star OL Micah Banuelos, but he decided to head to LA to play for Lincoln Riley at USC. There are other names the Ducks are after on the recruiting trail as far as offensive linemen are concerned, but the number of available big-time names are dwindling at that position. Spencer ends the show answering a listener's question about Justin Flowe, one of the highest-rated recruits in Oregon Football history. His career has, unfortunately, been marred by injuries--leaving Oregon fans wondering about the sort of player he can be if able to play a full season in Eugene. Will 2022 be the year where he finally "pops" and plays a whole season as the NFL-caliber linebacker he's capable of being? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football potpourri: major conference realignment, recruiting, Bo Nix

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 35:16


    Oregon Football fans have been wondering for the last month whether or not one day the Ducks will end up in another conference. The Big 10 may seem like the biggest prize, but it's far from the only option Oregon could end up with in the coming years. What would happen if in the future there were truly just 2 "power conferences" that had little to no regard for geographical pairings? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Mike Black, co-host of the 'Ducks and Dawgs' podcast. Mike shares why he thinks the Big 10 and SEC could one day break off from the NCAA and form their own playoff. If that were to happen, would Oregon be on the outside looking in? Both Mike and Spencer, if they were in charge, would see Oregon stay in the PAC. What teams outside the west coast could Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff add? They conclude by talking about some current events for Oregon Football with the 2022 season rapidly approaching. Recruiting has been a strength of Dan Lanning and his staff so far, but there's still one area where Duck fans are hoping he can find great success, even after the addition of Dante Moore. Lastly, Bo Nix may not have been the addition Oregon fans were hoping for this offseason--but at the very least he should be able to raise Oregon's floor at quarterback compared to last year. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football's long-term future is uncertain, but overall positive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 37:36


    Conference realignment (or lack there of) brings a lot of questions surrounding the Oregon Football program. What conference might they join? What's the landscape competitively and financially? What's the best option? All these are valid questions to ask, but no matter where Oregon ends up, the likelihood that they're able to recruit and compete at a high level remains rather high. On today's episode of Locked On Pac-12, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by host of "The Voice of College Football" Mark Rogers (@MarkRogersTV). He is not as big of a fan of realignment and what it means for the sports, specifically the continuing loss of regionality. If mega conferences continue to emerge, the way those conferences get scheduled and how matchups are decided could get very interesting--and complicated for fans. The Big 12 may still attempt to come after several Pac-12 schools including Oregon, who from a program pedigree standpoint may be the biggest remaining PAC team for another conference to poach. With how the Big 10 has treated the idea of adding Oregon (and Washington) so far, that could make Oregon seek out a conference that is actively seeking them--meaning the Big 12 could have an opportunity. Lastly, Mark says why he expects Oregon to once again be a competitive team in the Pac-12 with a strong roster, and thinks the Ducks' new coach and (potential) new QB Bo Nix could do enough positive things to win games. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Oregon Football make the College Football Playoff in a new PAC?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 31:16


    With USC and UCLA scheduled to leave the Pac-12 in 2024, the overall strength/depth of the conference Oregon Football will play in will be weaker than it was before. This will be true, though in one sense over exaggerated, assuming the PAC-12 (10?) stays together or potentially adds other schools from, say, the Mountain West Conference. If the Ducks remain in the PAC, would it be a league where they could have a reasonable shot of returning to the College Football Playoff? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin discusses the potential long-term prospects for Oregon Football to remain relevant and competitive on a national scale. The Ducks would certainly have a path to the playoff in a new-look Pac-12 that could potentially feature San Diego State and/or other Mountain West Schools. Their lone trip to the CFP and recent efforts are demonstrative that this is the case. After the commitment of 5-star QB Dante Moore, there are still plenty of recruiting headlines to follow for Dan Lanning as he and his staff look to assemble a strong first class in Eugene. With several DB commits already landed, the next priority on defensive should be in the trenches. Spencer looks at some of the names to follow in the coming weeks/months that Lanning and DC Tosh Lupoi have been going after. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's next for Oregon Football after the Big 12 turned the Pac-12 away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 29:56


    The questions about the future conference positioning of Oregon Football (and the rest of their athletics teams) have been circling for several weeks now. After the Big 10 seemed content to stop adding Pac-12 teams beyond USC and UCLA, Oregon's name became tied to the Big 12, but now those talks seem to have broken off between the two conferences. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin breaks down how the latest conference realignment news affects Oregon. There's still a possibility Oregon could end up in the Big 12 on its own, but for now those talks are not taking place. There's good news in this latest evolution, but questions still remain as well. Oregon Basketball's recruiting has not been quite as hot as Dan Lanning's football recruiting success. 4-star PG (2022) Dior Johnson was a late decommitment this cycle, and now 5-star SF Mookie Cook (2023), one of the highest-rated commits in school history, has opened his recruitment back up. He's still considering Oregon, but this comes as a bit of a blow for Dana Altman and his staff. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Remembering Oregon Football's Spencer Webb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 29:15


    On a sobering episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Rian Winter (@SportsChat503) to discuss the tragic passing of Oregon TE Spencer Webb. He was known as a remarkably kind and positive guy--one who had to overcome a lot to get to Oregon, a place he described as his dream school. Rian reflects on an interview he did with Spencer Webb in the past as the Ducks community mourns his passing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's next for Oregon Football recruiting after Dante Moore and Caleb Presley?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 33:06


    5-star QB Dante Moore's commitment to Oregon Football has made shockwaves even beyond Eugene--but now Duck fans are wondering what could happen next. How common is the sort of "tag team" recruiting efforts like the wave of commitments that came for the Texas Longhorns after they landed the #1 QB in the class of 2023, Arch Manning? Oregon fans are certainly hoping that Dante Moore's choosing of Oregon could send similar shockwaves to other recruits who are yet to choose a school. On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by John Garcia Jr., director of recruiting for Sports Illustrated. The biggest name (offensively) tied to Oregon who hasn't yet committed is 5-star RB Richard Young, John provides an update on where he's at in his recruiting timeline and where Oregon stands with him. They conclude the show talking about one player who has already chosen Oregon (4-star CB Caleb Presley) and one whom the Ducks have had on their radar for quite some time (5-star DL David Hicks). John shares what it means for Oregon to have gotten the #1 player in the state of Washington in back-to-back recruiting cycles, and what could unfold next as a bevy of big-time schools go after David Hicks. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The impact of Dante Moore's commitment for Oregon Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 27:26


    Dante Moore's commitment to Oregon Football has (rightly) made waves amongst Oregon fans. He is the 5th-highest rated recruit in school history and the highest-ranked QB, setting expectations high for the Detroit native. Does his commitment shift the recruiting expectations for Dan Lanning, Kenny Dillingham, and the rest of the staff compared to how Duck fans felt about them prior to Moore's commitment? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin breaks down the ramifications from 5-star QB Dante Moore committing to Oregon. Could this lead to 5-star RB Richard Young choosing the Ducks at some point as well? Plus, a breakdown of why Dante Moore could fit so well into new OC Kenny Dillingham's offense. The show ends talking about a potential warning about all of the conference realignment talk sweeping college football. Some schools have left conferences and talked about the hopes of greater things it could bring. For some programs it works out, but for others it goes in the other direction. Having this in mind is (potentially) a reason for Oregon to stand pat in the Pac-12 even after USC and UCLA announced their departure. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    BIG COMMITMENT: 5-star QB Dante Moore commits to Oregon Football!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 9:59


    Oregon Football seemingly had to wait until the last moment to land a major quarterback in the class of 2023. For Duck fans it was worth the wait as 5-star QB Dante Moore has become the highest-rated quarterback recruit in Oregon Football history. Dan Lanning and OC Kenny Dillingham have landed their biggest recruit yet in Eugene, and Moore's commitment spells nothing but good news in the future when talking about this staff's recruiting potential. On today's (brief) episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin shares his instant reactions to Dante Moore committing to the Oregon Ducks over other schools including Michigan, Notre Dame, LSU, and Texas A&M. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oregon Football lands commitment from 2023 4-star CB Caleb Presley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 29:43


    Oregon Football's latest verbal commitment is (for now) their highest-rated recruit in the 2023 recruiting cycle. 4-star CB Caleb Presley joins former HS teammate Josh Conerly as the second straight highest-rated recruit from the state of Washington to commit to the Ducks and Dan Lanning. With Oregon's future conference plans uncertain, what does this say about how the Ducks could recruit amidst all this uncertainty? On today's episode of Locked On Ducks, Spencer McLaughlin breaks down Oregon's latest verbal commitment in the class of 2023. Presley offers a lot of upside as a CB, someone who could potentially become the next in a long line of past Oregon DBs who have gone on to succeed in the NFL. Although he's a highly-rated recruit, Dan Lanning and Tosh Lupoi are still looking for their first big-time, splashy recruiting success on the defensive side of the ball. The show concludes with a couple of questions coming from a Big 10 (Wisconsin) fan. Spencer explains why Oregon's interest in the Big 10 was very real, and that they would likely jump at the opportunity in the future to join the conference if it ever came around with a formal offer. Presley, from the state of Washington, was nationally recruited by schools such as Michigan State--a trend for recruits from the state of WA in the last few years, which is slowly becoming a great place to pull major recruits. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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