McLaughlin: Is Oregon Adding Enough Defensive Talent?

Spencer looks at Dan Lanning's progress in building an 'SEC-style of defense' in Eugene

Posted on January 17, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


Dan Lanning is reshaping Oregon’s football roster via both the portal and high school recruiting ranks in a big way—in particular, on the defensive line.

Are the players who are coming in helping to bring the “SEC style of defense” that many Duck fans have envisioned since hiring Dan Lanning?

On today’s episode of Locked On Ducks, I go in-depth on one of the recent transfers in TE Cam McCormick, who’s going back to join Mario Cristobal at Miami.

He leaves Oregon with a uniquely special career and represents the very best of the craziness of the transfer portal in 2023.

Oregon Ducks Logo Pac-12Dana Altman said he needed to “clear his head” after an embarrassing men’s basketball loss on Thursday to Arizona State at home.

The Ducks then turned around two days later and beat No. 9 Arizona in convincing fashion.

What are we supposed to make of the Ducks, who are now back close to full health?

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