Freshmen impress coaches early in fall camp

The young players are progressing fast for the Ducks.

Posted: Aug 3, 2019 5:08 PM

Eugene, OR -- Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo and defensive coordinator Andy Avalos have been impressed with a few younger players in the first few days of fall camp.

On the defensive side, freshman defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux has potential to earn a starting spot. Thibodeaux is competing against experienced guys such as senior Gus Cumberland. 

"KT (Kayvon Thibodeaux) has done a tremendous job of preparing himself.and learning the defense," Avalos said. "Obviously both of those guys being new into it, whoever is the most consistent at that position, or any other position, is going to start."

Offensively it's been wide receiver Mycah Pittman who has made a presence quickly. Pittman made a spectacular diving grab on the second day of practice.

"I think Mycah is a good example of when you're evaluating guys. He's been doing that since was knee-high or a grasshopper, five years old, playing with his dad," Arroyo said. "He's done an awesome job as he's grown through with football."

The Ducks still have time to decide who will get first team reps. The team opens the season on August 31 against Auburn in Arlington, Texas. 

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