Thursday’s Oregon football practice marked the end of the second full week since preseason camp began, and the 12th practice in 14 days. The format of practices has taken a decided turn this week, as coaches have mostly wrapped up the task of installing their various schemes for this season on offense and defense.
“A lot of review,” UO offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo said Thursday. “Once you get to 12, you’re turning to more situational football. You’re trying to go through your checklist of things that give your guys a chance to see things that are game-like.” Arroyo is entering his second season as Oregon’s full-time offensive coordinator, and so presumably had less to install overall this offseason than Andy Avalos, the first-year UO defensive coordinator installing a completely new system. But Avalos also said he’s wrapping up the installation process. “We’re working on a lot of situational things now,” Avalos said. “Making sure our guys understand end-of-game situations, field position situations, and just really making sure that we do a great job with our diligence and make sure our guys understand that stuff.”

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