Many changes have been brought upon the Ducks within the last offseason, from former head coach Chip Kelly’s unexpected departure, to building a brand new, futuristic athletic center that may rank number one in the nation. But, one thing hasn’t changed too much, and that’s our offensive personnel, specifically Josh Huff.
Huff made an interesting choice committing to the Ducks back in 2010. He received offers from schools such as TCU and Baylor where a pass first offense was their primary weapon, as opposed to the Duck’s spread option offense where LaMichael, Kenjon and occasionally a deep throw to Jeff Maehl were the primary targets. It was clear, Oregon was a running back’s school, and still, with the other choices on the table that would have benefitted Huff the most, he chose us.
With an up and down career due to injuries, Huff has still been able to make the best of his situation with the limited looks he has received in this offense. His numbers have only become better and better, starting from a 23.3 yd avg/g his freshman year to 44.8 last year.
Could it have been the sweet jerseys or the great facilities that brought Huff out here to the Pacific Northwest? Maybe, but we know one thing is for sure coming into the four star recruit’s senior season and that is that it’s time to be “the man.” Huff who wears the number “1” proudly on his back will now have the challenge of leading Oregon’s receiving core to be one of the nation’s best. Coach Helfrich and Coach Frost understand that they haven’t even begun to tap into their offensive potential. With the talent their offensive squad brings to the table, Marcus Mariota will lead the way with his improving accuracy and strong arm, and there shouldn’t be a reason why Huff can’t show the nation why he belongs on TV on Sundays next year.