Given how the Oregon Ducks lost to Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes in last year’s national championship game, one would think that Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich and his players would want nothing associated with Meyer in the team’s locker room.
In a tweet by ESPN blogger Travis Haney, it appears that a quote by Meyer sits in Oregon’s locker room.
Granted, it is a quote about Oregon, but one can only imagine that it’d be a bit weird having to see words from the man that defeated the team on such a grand stage on a regular basis. Then again, one can also see why Helfrich would have the quote in the locker room.
Though the Ducks did lose Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota to the NFL this spring, the team is still in a position to contend this season. Thus, what better way to motivate the team than to have a quote by the man who defeated them last season that actually praises them hanging in the locker room?
It is kind of weird, but still just crazy enough to work!
Oregon opens the 2015 season at home against the Big Sky’s Eastern Washington Eagles on September 5.
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