There’s no denying that the most important query heading into this 2021-2022 Oregon Soccer season is who would be the beginning quarterback.
Final yr’s starter Tyler Shough had about as rocky of a season as the three,000-mile stretch of the Rocky Mountains. What began out as robust, succesful fingers shortly changed into head coach Mario Cristobal going with the “sizzling hand” between Shough and backup QB Anthony Brown within the 2021 Ps Fiesta Bowl loss to the Iowa State Cyclones.
With all that interchangeability, there isn’t a concrete and clear starter subsequent season.
On the newest Talkin’ Geese, host Jordan Kent is joined by Pac-12 soccer analyst Yogi Roth and Mike Yam to debate extra on Shough and what’s to return within the Oregon quarterback room:
“I feel he has all of the instruments,” stated Roth. “I feel he can play the sport. I feel he proved that, at occasions. I feel he proved to have rising pains in a really distinctive season as everyone knows 2020 was. And I nonetheless consider in him and I do know his teammates do.”
After the Fiesta Bowl loss – the place Shough went 7-for-9 for 79 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception – he had this to say about what lies ahead for the Chandler, Arizona native:
“My mindset is similar as each offseason,” stated Shough following the Fiesta Bowl. “I’ve obtained to maintain getting higher. There’s a complete lot to study from this yr. There’s a number of great things that we placed on tape however there’s a complete class that we haven’t tapped into. So far as myself, me personally I do know what it takes now to get to that subsequent stage. I’ve kinda obtained my ft moist… and this crew is hungry for extra.
I’m hungrier than ever. That is solely going to encourage me to be higher.
Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough
On Sunday, Brown has decided to return to Oregon in 2021. Together with these two returning quarterbacks, remember about incoming five-star Ty Thompson and freshman pro-style quarterback Jay Butterfield…
This room is deep to say the least.
The offseason is crucial and the competitors will resume in spring ball, however the resolution will come all the way down to the coaches.
“What do they do although? That’s going to be confirmed on spring follow subject,” stated Roth. “That’s gonna be Joe Moorhead and Mario Cristobal’s resolution, as a result of the factor they don’t lack is expertise.”
The query of who will likely be getting the ball to them remains to be at massive.