The Oregon football program underwent a lot of turnover in the last season. After tail-spinning out of relevancy under coach Mark Helfrich, the Ducks have brought in new blood with coach Willie Taggart.
The former USF Bulls head coach appears to have done well to reinvigorate confidence in Eugune, and Ducks running back Tony Brooks-James isn’t afraid to speak his mind on the subject.
In a video posted by CSNNW.com, Brooks-James spouts confidence in spades when talking about this years Oregon Ducks team. He has high expectations, to say the least.
“I see this team, at the very least, winning (the) Pac-12, but at the maximum going all the way”
The Ducks aren’t considered likely contenders for the College Football Playoff this year. Given 80/1 odds to make the final four cut for the postseason, they’ll have to overcome a lot of naysayers to live out these expectations.
What else is he supposed to say though? “I see this team, at the very least, with 80/1 odds to make the playoffs.”
Naturally, he’s talking his team up. It is the talking season, after all.
If the Ducks are going to get there, they’ll need big contributions from Brooks-James on the ground. Last year, he carried the ball 101 times for 771 yards. He’ll need to break the century mark to give his team a conceivable chance to take the Pac-12. As it stands, USC, Washington, and Stanford are all favored over the Ducks to claim the conference title.
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