Chat with Brandon Oliver
Welcome to DuckNation! On Friday, reporter Brandon Oliver stops by to chat about the state of Oregon football.
Before Oliver joined ESPN in 2012 he was involved in the Nike Football Tour with both ESPNHS and Nike. He has covered West Coast recruiting for various online outlets since 2008, with an emphasis on Oregon football.
Send your questions now and join Oliver Friday at 4 p.m. ET!
Mike - from Boise [via mobile]
Will Thomas Tyner make as big an impact as a freshman that DAT did as a freshman?
Brandon Oliver (4:25 PM)
Sorry for the delay folks...Technical issues on my end.Mike, No, Tyner will not have as big of an impact as De'Anthony Thomas did. Thomas is more versatile and gave the Ducks more options in all facets of the game.Tyner could wind up having a very big role as a freshman, however
Frank (New Orleans)
Whats Oregon biggest concern for 2013 O-line or who will be the No.2 QB behind Mariota?
Brandon Oliver (4:29 PM)
It is likely a tie between the running backs (Tons of talent, but thin and no proven workhorse) and linebackers, where the Ducks are young and light on experience.The OL should be good to go with Grasu, Fisher and Johnstone leading the way. Depth is a concern at OL however. A lot of young, inexperienced players up front
Mark Emmert (NCAA offices)
So, how are you enjoying the probing?
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
Who will be on Special Teams & the Starting Defense in College Football for Oregon in 2013?
Brandon Oliver (4:38 PM)
There will be a number of players (De'Anthony Thomas, Keanon Lowe, Bralon Addison, Thomas Tyner, Ifo Epre-Olomu, etc., that could return kicks this year)As far as punter and kicker go, freshman Matt Wogan has a good shot at coming and and taking the job away from Alejandro Maldonado.Most of the defense is back aside from Dion Jordan, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay. They will likely be replaced by Tony Washington at DE, Tyson Coleman at OLB and Rodney Hardrick at MLB.
Brandon Oliver (5:06 PM)
Thanks for the questions everyone. See you next time, hopefully with some more questions!