New offensive coordinator Jeff Durden wants to take the Mocs spread offense, and turn up the tempo. Just what a quarterback loves to hear. Said quarterback Jacob Huesman,"You see it on TV all the time. Oregon plays real fast. There are a bunch of other teams that play fast. It's kind of one of those things you see and it's like, that would be cool if we were going that fast. It's exciting, and I know there are a lot of people excited about it."
Besides a faster tempo, Durden has plans for more motion and more formations. Said Durden,"Anytime I can block somebody on defense by moving them around on offense, then we are going to do it. We're going to look at a few things, and hopefully find out what we do best." Reporter-"Do you think you can find out what you do best in spring, or will you have to wait until fall?" Said Durden,"We better be able to. Fifteen practices with as much time as coach has given us in individual and group work. We'll have a great idea of what we can and can't do."
Head Coach Russ Huesman is a little more old school when it comes to offense. "I just want to see more points and more yards."
Huesman is spicing up spring practice with a competition game. In other words, if you don't compete well, expect to run a lot when practice is over. Said Huesman,"We'll have a points system. We'll tally that up at the end of the ten minute period. Somebody won. Somebody lost." Added defensive end Davis Tull, "It's definitely going to up the intensity of practice. Instead of the mundane stuff everyday. I think competition, like I said, brings out the best out of everyone."