ATHENS — If there’s one thing that would ruffle Dan Lanning’s feathers as the new Oregon Ducks head coach, it would be a poor run defense.
Lanning knows better than anyone that if Oregon is to pull an upset over reigning national champion Georgia on Sept. 3, it starts by containing the run game.
Lanning went hard in the portal for defensive line talent and landed Nebraska transfers Jordon Riley (6-5, 330) and Casey Rogers (6-5, 295), and then Washington’s Sam Taimani (6-2, 330) made the move to Eugene.
According to an OregonLive.com report from the weekend:
“No Oregon Ducks position group has been more significantly and enormously enhanced this offseason than the interior defensive line.”
The report went on to state that Oregon starters Brandon Dorlus, Popo Aumavae and Keyon Ware-Hudson all missed spring following winter surgeries and have returned to the field.
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