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Oregon Ducks Football: Biggest Offseason Ever?

Alex Heining Editorials

The offseason is a treacherous time for college football programs all over the country, and our Oregon Ducks football program doesn’t get any special treatment in 2024. They faced losing the biggest pieces of their offense to the NFL, had crucial losses to review from this past year, and boatloads of new talent to impress with the culture and program’s value. Fortunately, Dan Lanning and co. have absolutely aced it.

This year’s offseason has been especially pivotal for the Oregon Ducks, as they navigate significant changes and challenges. Despite losing key offensive players to the NFL and analyzing critical losses from the previous season, the team has successfully integrated new talent and reinforced the program’s culture. Such resilience and strategic planning are reminiscent of how betting platforms like Mostbet manage to thrive.

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So what’s been going right since Oregon played Liberty on New Year’s Day?

Elijah Rushing - Oregon Ducks Football - in Eugene, OR

Elijah Rushing’s Ready to Create Havoc for Big Ten Offenses This Year – Via On3

Elite Recruits Joining the Ducks

While Elijah Rushing may headline this group as the next superstar edge rusher who could potentially break out with the Ducks even in his freshman year, there’s a lot to love about what Oregon’s been able to craft on their roster after significant losses. Troy Franklin will certainly be missed this year, but Lanning hasn’t wasted any time bolstering the position group. Jeremiah McClellan is an absolute stud, Aydin Breland should be able to work into the starting rotation, and Aaron Flowers might be a surprise playmaker by the end of the year. Additionally, 5-star wide receiver Dakorien Moore just decommitted from LSU and has scheduled an official visit with the Ducks. Given the history LSU has had producing Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Malik Nabers, and Brian Thomas Jr. over the last few seasons, it’s truly a tip of the hat to Dan Lanning for what he’s done for the Ducks. Oregon is winning BIG in future recruiting classes, and the same goes for transfers.

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Dillon Gabriel warms up to take the reins for Oregon’s star-studded offense – (Via Oregon_Updates Twitter)

Transfers Dominating Their Class

Oregon finally will join the Big Ten this season and play some of the best teams in the country, including Ohio State in Autzen, and the reigning national champions in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Even with this massive change and rise in competition, Oregon’s well equipped to blow Big Ten defenses out of the water.

Evan Stewart leads this season’s group of transfers, along with Dillon Gabriel and Dante Moore. We knew Nix would be leaving this offseason, and there wasn’t really a clear answer to how the offense would reload. Well, Lanning emphatically answered that, and then some. As positions become available with the Ducks now, Lanning fills them immediately either with talent from within, or transfers that can make an immediate impact. I love how this bodes for the Ducks being able to consistently acquire and develop underutilized talent from other programs. It really says a lot about how Oregon’s staff evaluates players based on their potential, situation, and intangibles to find diamonds in the rough year after year. As long as Lanning’s leading an elite recruiting and scouting staff, keep an eye on transfer updates.

Oregon Ducks Football - in Eugene, OR

Is this finally the year for Oregon to win it all? – Via Steven Chan

What Does This Say About Oregon’s 2024-2025 Season?

Overall, there’s no reason this squad shouldn’t be in the College Football Playoff this year. Our Oregon Ducks football program has had a stellar offseason, and once this offense starts clicking after a few games, I would not want to see the Ducks on my schedule. In a quick review, Bo Nix has made huge waves by joining the Denver Broncos along with Troy Franklin, recruits are pouring onto the roster unlike ever before, and big-time transfers are all rendezvousing in Eugene. Is this what we can expect from the Ducks every offseason with Lanning at the helm? Is there any player you’re most excited to see on opening day? Who has the biggest ceiling to make an instant impact in their first season with the Ducks? Let us know in the FishDuck Forum with decorum.

Go Ducks!

Alex Heining
Los Angeles, California
Top Photo By: Via Twitter (RespectMyCos)

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During the off-season the publishing schedule will consist of articles on Mondays and Tuesdays. Do keep checking as new articles could be published during the week when a writer has something to say.

In mid-August of 2024, we will go back to the seven-days-a-week of articles during the football season as we did in the football season of 2023.

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