When Matt Lubick joined this Oregon football team back in January as the Ducks new wide receivers coach, he was immediately impressed with the squads passion for downfield blocking.
In fact, when Lubick was a defensive backs coach at both Arizona State and Oregon State prior to his arrival in Eugene, he became well aware of the Ducks concentrated effort to drive defenders completely out of the play.
“Yeah, when I first got here that was the thing that jumped out at me the most when I watched last years cut-ups was the passion they had for it” explained Lubick when asked about the Ducks wide receivers and their penchant for blocking.
“I coached against these guys when I was at Oregon State and also at Arizona State,…I coached the defensive backs,…and I was always able to see on film,…when you’re coaching defense and you see receivers that don’t block, you gain confidence,…and when you see Oregon guys block, you actually lose confidence.”
That simple and fundamental trait has been something Oregon’s blur offense has been built upon and is a mandate Duck wide receivers must do if they want to see game action on Saturday’s.
“Our offense,…we have to be able to win on the perimeter” explains Lubick.
“You can be the best receiver in the world, but if you don’t block on the perimeter, you’re not going to play for us…and our guys know that.
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