Irele Oderinde hired as strength and conditioning coach

Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart has continued his trend of hiring outside the previous Oregon administration.

In his latest move, Taggart has hired Irele Oderinde as a new strength and conditioning coach for the football team. Jim Radcliffe, who has been with the Ducks for 32 years, will remain a strength and conditioning coach for all the Oregon athletic programs.

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Oderinde has worked alongside Taggart in the past. He was South Florida’s director of athletic performance during Taggart’s tenure and a strength and conditioning coach at Western Kentucky, Notre Dame, South Carolina and West Virginia before. Prior to becoming a strength coach, Oderinde was a defensive lineman on Western Kentucky’s 2002 FCS National Championship team, whose co-offensive coordinator was Taggart.

Taggart alluded that Oregon needed to improve its strength during his introductory press conference.
“I think overall as a football team, we’ve got to get bigger and stronger. That usually wins in football.”
The hiring of Oderinde marks the ninth new football-related position Taggart has filled since he became head coach.
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