Eugene, OR. -- There are high expectations for Oregon football next season. That's in large part due to quarterback Justin Herbert, who returns for his senior year.
Herbert has thrown a touchdown in 28 straight games which is the nation's longest streak. He is also ranked fifth among active leaders in touchdowns (63) and eighth in passing yards (7.070).
Herbert says consistency is the focus during the spring.
"I think last year we had some lapses in our play and we were playing some pretty good football at one point and if we can figure a way to get that going throughout the year that'll be huge," Herbert said.
Herbert will be without top target wide receiver Dillon Mitchell who declared for the NFL draft after leading the Ducks in receiving touchdowns and yards last season. Herbert says wide receiver Brenden Schooler has been a guy he's leaned on this spring.
"I think Schooler is about as athletic as they come," Herbert says. "He's spent this entire offseason working. He's always asking me to throw and do extra stuff."
Herbert also mentioned Justin Collins, Bryan Addison and Isaah Crocker as receivers that could have big roles int he future.