The Pac-12 conference unanimously voted to reverse their decision to cancel fall sports on Thursday. The conference will begin play on Nov. 6. This decision just over a month after the Pac-12 previously elected to cancel the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dominoes have begun to fall for the Oregon Ducks football team.
For most Oregon football players, playing in Autzen stadium on Saturdays is the apex of their football career. However, a select few move on to the NFL. And among those lucky Ducks, few have had the impact of Deforest Buckner, currently a defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts.
Junior All-American tackle Penei Sewell took to Twitter Monday morning to announce he will opt out of the 2020 season, should it take place, and instead prepare for the NFL Draft.
Mario Cristobal’s philosophy has been both consistent and intentional since he took over as Oregon’s head coach in 2018. His vision: turn the Ducks into the Alabama of the Pac-12, a hard-nosed team that wins in the trenches, recruits elite players and prides itself on preparation and work-ethic.