Is Oregon’s OC Selling “Bird-Bombs” to Recruits?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I have to admit to being pleased with the current line-up of receivers for 2023, along with the additions present for Spring Football and coming this summer between high school LOI signees and portal transfers. I was learning about pay-by-phone casino sites as one of the latest and most exciting ways of online gaming at when I took a moment to ponder what was happening at the receiver position with Our Beloved Ducks.

In my view, Oregon looks pretty good at WR with Troy Franklin and Kris Hutson as experienced Ducks who will be complemented by savvy transfers in Alabama’s Traeshon Holden, (Seven touchdowns) and slot burner Tez Johnson. (Eight touchdowns) Toss in hot rookies joining the team later in Jurrion Dickey and Ashton Cozart, along with redshirts who have upside such as Kyler Kasper and Justius Lowe…and it sure seems like a loaded WR room to me!

Yet Oregon is in the hunt for Gary Bryant Jr. who was known as a speedster while at USC, and is a transfer prospect. And I read of how Oregon is trending well for some impressive 2024 receiver recruits, has received a verbal from a 4-Star in Tyseer Denmark from Philadelphia, thus I can’t help but wonder how deep this room will become? And how is Assistant Coach Junior Adams pulling in such tremendous talent? I understand the re-established offensive reputation the Ducks acquired from the 2022 season, but it sure feels like Oregon is recruiting pass catchers at an elite level. Is there another factor?

Yep. New Oregon Offensive Coordinator Will Stein is selling Bird-Bombs to the potential recruits.

The video above is queued up to the UTSA example of a Roadrunner “Bird-Bomb” we want to see in Eugene…

You may recall how earlier analysis articles by Coach Boles and DazeNconfused detailed the superb power-running game favored by Stein, of which would make the defenses place an extra defender in the box. Once that freed up one-on-one coverage on the outside? Stein would throw long to some tall, fast receivers who had these ideal matchups. At minimum these long patterns would pull the corner and safety deep, and open up the medium drag routes across the middle.

Stein was throwing deep eight times a game? Twice a quarter average? Were it not for injury–USTA would have had three 1,000 yard receivers in a year recently? Insane.

Who wouldn’t want to be a receiver in that offense?

While “Bird-Bombs” is not most tasteful term, (consider how I love alliteration) you can see how I am trying to relate throwing long-balls to Ducks. It does seem that it could be opposing defenses who will get splattered with points this fall if my theory here is correct. After all–if Coach Stein is going to sell this to recruits–he has to follow through?

Who is going have more fun with it? The receivers, or the fans?  Let me know in the forum-with-decorum because…

“Oh, how we love to ponder about Our Beloved Ducks!”

Charles Fischer   (Mr. FishDuck)
Eugene, Oregon
Top Photo by Nancy Paiva

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