Looking back to 2019, the Ducks finished the season with a 12-2 record, but this season will look much different than last year. Of course, one of the biggest pieces of the Ducks’ success last season is no longer with the team. QB Justin Herbert has progressed into an NFL talent and is doing well for himself in professional football.
I think the thing that stands out is the depth of the position,” Moorhead said. From top to bottom there’s a bunch of guys and in the system, we want the tight end to play like a receiver when the ball is thrown to them and like an O-lineman when it’s handed off. I think you have some guys are able to do both of those things well.
The 5-foot-10-inch, Verdell is one of seven returning FBS players to rush for 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons, and is one of five Oregon Ducks to reach the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons. The 13th-ranked Ducks, voted to win the Pac-12 North division in the preseason media poll, are the highest-ranked team from the conference in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll, and open their season at home against Stanford on Nov. 7.