Blessing in Disguise


Kevin Cline

As a residual effect of Chip Kelly’s departure to the NFL, former Oregon commit Dontre Wilson decided to play for Ohio State instead.  But honestly it may have been a blessing in disguise for both the Ducks and Wilson.

From Wilson’s point of view, it was probably a good decision to attend Ohio State regardless of Chip Kelly’s status.  If he had attended Oregon, he likely would have had to battle it out with Thomas Tyner for third string running back duties, whereas, at OSU it sounds like he will get his chance to play early and often.

“Dontre Wilson right now, I would say he’s going to play,” said head coach Urban Meyer after today’s morning practice.  So would you rather potentially start for a top five team or ride the bench all season for another top five team?

Another point to consider is the recent commitment to Oregon by 5-Star running back Royce Freeman.  Would he have chosen Oregon knowing that he would have to compete with yet another uber-talented running back?  It may be impossible to have a definitive answer, but it seems unlikely.  One is a workhorse, the other a race horse, and there are only so many carries to go around.

It will be nice to have another LeGarrette Blount-type runner available for the Ducks, and the loss of Wilson doesn’t appear to leave any holes.

Everything happens for a reason.

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Corey Buchanan

Corey is a journalism major and political science minor at University of Oregon. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Corey is interested in many aspects of journalism such as feature writing, hard news and multimedia. He likes to write stories on music, politics, sports and fascinating stories which expand his mind.

  • Chris elgie

    Sour grapes. Ohio state > Oregon. That was proven a few years ago.

    • tsherman1

      You are so right my friend! Just look how much more trouble for cheating tOSU received! Oh, I’m sorry, was that a few years ago???? So was the Rose bowl you so fondly bring up… We also beat a much better Wisconsin team lead by an NFL QB with a very good character,,, Hows ol Pryor doing now a days?