Sumler finds out that its tough to be a receiver at Oregon
Northwest Sports Update
While most BetOnline.com reviews of Oregon’s odds would tell you that their offense is one of the best in the nation with their high-paced attack that often catches the opposition off-balance and out of position, the run is usually the first option in this version of the spread and a highly-touted freshman has decided to try his luck elsewhere.
The Ducks are landing more four and five-star recruits thanks to their record over the last few years, going to BCS bowls (which makes them a perennial favorite among many an online bookie) and their gaudy uniforms, which some people love, and some people hate. That means they can lure talented kids to Eugene and two years ago, the Ducks managed to land Tacoi Sumler, who was a four-star recruit out of Miami, Florida that was being enticed by a lot of big-name programs. But Sumler decided to take his talents to Oregon, where he sat as a redshirt last season.
Good football betting (find out about football betting here) players know that the Ducks aren’t a passing team and have had one 1,000-yard receiver in the last five years, and there was a good chance that they wouldn’t have had won this season as they continue to trot out speedy running backs that can take advantage of tired defenses who can’t keep up with their frantic pace on offense. Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas are being slated to get much of the work in the backfield and with an inexperienced quarterback in Bryan Bennett, head coach Chip Kelly isn’t going to, all of a sudden, a pass-happy offense in which the Ducks throw 40-50 times per game. They’re going to stick to what keeps them near the top of the NCAA football betting odds, and that is with the running game.
Sumler couldn’t even make it on the Ducks last season when they were just as weak at wide receiver and he couldn’t make an impact on the team, so Sumler has decided to transfer, which hurts an already-depleted unit, but to be honest, the Ducks won’t miss him much anyway. Sumler never really used his 4.3 speed to break into the lineup, but he also should have known that the Ducks weren’t going to focus on the passing game and that is always a danger to kids when looking at schools.
While USC is the favorite in the Pac-12 because of quarterback Matt Barkley and their high-flying offense, the Ducks will go on the ground and it is best if Sumler and Oregon goes their separate ways; maybe he can help another team boost their online football betting odds.
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