QuackSmack/Friday Night Spotlight: Friday 9/8/17

HOSTS: Cameron Derby and Tyler Kastan 

QuackSmack (6:00-7:00)

6:00 Checking in on Local High Schools

  • Thurston vs. Willamette with Alex Castle
  • Sheldon vs. Sunset with Marc Grandi
  • South Eugene vs. Churchill with Jonathan Rifkind

6:10 Oregon Football Gets Big Test vs. Nebraska at Autzen Stadium 

  • How has this game changed since last season’s matchup?
  • Defensively, where is growth needed after watching last week?
  • Will we see the same offensive explosion we saw last week?
  • How does the Oregon RB’s stack up against the Nebraska Defense?
  • Predictions?

6:30 Oregon Soccer Returns Home vs Idaho

  • Breaking down what happened in the matchup

6:40 Oregon Volleyball Takes on #23 Wichita State at the Nike Classic 

  • Breaking down what happened vs Cal Poly on Thursday
  • Live hit with Matt Tyra at Matthew Knight Arena
  • How important is another top 25 victory?

Friday Night Spotlight (7:00-10:00)

  • Thurston-Willamette football (7:00-9:45)
    • Alex Castle and Collin Catman
    • 88.1 FM until 7:50 p.m. and KWVA2 until completion
  • Oregon-Wichita State Volleyball (8:00-10:00)

STORY: Oregon’s Defense Returns to the 3-4 Under Jim Leavitt

After consecutive seasons that ended with Oregon’s defense at the bottom of country in nearly every statistical category, 2017 brings new head coach Willie Taggart along with new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to Eugene with improvement on that side of the ball as the emphasis. Leavitt brings back the 3-4 scheme, reverting to a similar style the 2015 Ducks played after one year in the 4-3. The shift presents changes for players like Henry Mondeaux and Jalen Jelks along the defensive line, compounded with the challenges of a unit largely inexperienced at the collegiate level.

The Duck Defense Shifts to the 3-4 (by Alex Castle)