Recruiting Update: A Victory in the Midst of Turmoil

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Oregon’s season is over. Our next campaign has already begun.

In the moments leading up to Monday’s clash, it was reported that a key cog in Oregon’s recruiting machine was headed east. Wide receivers coach Matt Lubick seemed all but gone until a post-game interview squashed that rumor.

When asked about his coaching status in Eugene for the upcoming year, Lubick offered a simple, “Yes, (I’ll be back)” and crushed the hearts in Gainesville by denying the news that he would be calling routes for the Florida Gators. ”No, nothing to that (rumor),” he said.

It’s a big victory for head coach Mark Helfrich as Lubick best represented the principle of ”next man up” all season. Even though it was a patchwork crew that almost found glory on the grandest stage, big things are yet in store for this often under-appreciated Oregon unit.

The final push to February 4th, National Signing Day, is now in full swing. Helfrich & Co. will conduct in-home visits with last minute options, as well as orchestrate several key January visits to Eugene. As it stands, Oregon’s haul sits at 20 incoming preps, four of which have already enrolled and another who has signed an early letter of intent. For a complete list, visit our friends at Duck Territory by clicking here.

For up-to-the-minute recruiting news, please visit our friends at Duck Territory, who graciously provide FishDuck.com with in-depth analysis and player-generated material. Look for my latest recruiting update every Wednesday. WTD!!!

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