The Avalos Effect: Oregon’s Defense Looks Better Than Ever

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When new defensive coordinator Andy Avalos arrived at Oregon from Boise State, he had big shoes to fill. Perhaps never before in the program’s history had a defensive coordinator made as immediate and noticeable impact as Jim Leavitt when he arrived alongside Willie Taggart in 2017. Oregon improved from 126th in the nation in total defense in 2016 to 46th …