With Ricky Heimuli almost certainly out for Saturday’s matchup with Cal, and Isaac Remington and Dion Jordan’s statuses truly up in the air, the Oregon coaching staff has a huge decision to make:
Should Oregon “press” its defensive linemen, and bring them back into the rotation? Or should they take a lesser opponent a little lighter than they would take a team like Southern Cal, and rest up for the bigger game the following week?
As far fetched as a Cal upset sounds, and playing a serious devil’s advocate here: literally anything can happen in Memorial Stadium. If 2010 isn’t enough of an example, ask UCLA, who played its worst game of the season without warning in Strawberry Canyon this year.
So what would you do? Play your linemen, or rest up?