Behind a couple of truly deflating losses this season, there has been one shining star that even with the growing pains of being a young linebacker, has brought a new energy and inspiration to a core of backers that has needed direction since Troy Dye left for the NFL.
Noah Sewell has been that bright spot for Our Beloved Ducks, noted early on this season from our very own Charles Fischer in his run fits against Ohio State throughout game two.
He’s beginning to come into his own not only as a linebacker, but as a spark plug for the entire defense. He will miss occasionally in run pursuit or in pass coverage, he just often misses wrapping up at around 100 miles an hour. His run fits are exceptional for his experience level and I believe once his eye discipline catches up to his vicious athleticism, he could become more than just the unquestioned leader of the defense, but one of the best linebackers in school history.
Now, if you caught the game this weekend, you may have seen a different story from Sewell and company.
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Against Utah, Oregon was dominated on the ground. It was clear Utah’s gameplan was to impose their will through an elite rushing attack, and that’s exactly what they accomplished in a loss that virtually ended the Ducks’ pursuit of a College Football Playoff appearance. Oregon’s defense as a unit played about as poor as they possibly could have, but to be fair to the unit, there’s still a lot of youth on this team.
This week against Oregon State, we cannot have a repeat of that performance. I expect to see Sewell lead our young defense in inspired and point-proving fashion against the rival Beavers.
What do you expect of the defense against OSU? How high is Sewell’s ceiling at Oregon? Could he go as high in the NFL Draft as his brother did only a year ago?
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Alex Heining is a third-year student at the University of Oregon. He’s working towards a bachelor of arts degree as an English major and media studies minor in journalism. Growing up in the Los Angeles area of southern California, Alex ended up a Duck through family ties, a quality football program, and the beautiful green of Lane County. Currently finishing his first science fiction novel, he wants to end up in the sports world of journalism on the west coast. Particularly, covering high school football, recruiting commits, and all things Ducks.
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