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Slingin’ Quack: Recruiting and Post-Spring Football Edition

Rusty Ryan and Ifo Bomaye cover basketball and football recruiting along with our spring game observations.

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A new edition of Slingin’ Quack is here! It’s been a long layoff but Ifo Bomaye and myself are back.

We open the podcast talking about basketball recruiting. Ifo Bomaye walks us through the players who have signed and some of the implications moving forward including Brian Bowen. I’m continually impressed by how Altman is able to pull together an awesome team of players in a short time span.

Basketball recruiting transitions into football recruiting. Oregon had a huge weekend with not only the spring game but a huge haul of 4-star players. Taggart and his staff are really going all out and have far exceeded my own expectations. The coaches are really pushing the limits of how attractive Oregon can be to recruits. Most impressive is the fact that there are currently 6, 4-star athletes committed. Granted, it’s May, but that is a lot more than us Oregon fans are used to at this point. One of the best players in the state is committed, and guys also come from California, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Arizona. There is now an early signing period where commits can sign letters of intent in December so it will be interesting to see how Taggart really closes out at the end of the regular season.

The spring game showed us a lot while also not giving us a ton of information. We go over some of they types of plays we saw on offense, a lot of pulling linemen and counter plays, as well as on defense, the Duck position. With the new coaches it seems that some players are coming back into the fold and earning some serious playing time.

Lastly, we talk about our favorite players going into the next year, like Fotu T. Leiato II, and of course, Fat Mac.