Eugene, Ore. -- In just a couple of days, Oregon and Oregon State will enter their game week preparation for their week 1 opponents. The Ducks host Fresno State at home while the Beavers head to West Lafayette, Indiana to face Purdue. But there are still plenty of questions to answer and wrinkles to iron out before those games begin. You can find interviews with Oregon linebacker coach Ken Wilson and Oregon State wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey above.
Two names you'll be hearing a lot this football season are Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe. The dynamic linebacker duo is set to have a huge year for the Ducks. Sewell is coming off a shortened season in which he was named a freshman All-American and Coaches Pac-12 freshman of the year. Flowe was the top-ranked linebacker in the country when he arrived at Oregon. He was sidelined due to an injury last season. Now with both of them in the lineup linebackers coach Ken Wilson expects big things from the talented tandem.
"The good thing about those two guys is they know they're really talented guys but they always want to get better," says linebacker coach Ken Wilson. "That's what I love about them. The texts I get from them after practice or late at night asking questions about something they saw on a practice video. There's just things where you shake your head when they're out on the field together."
There's just one day of fall camp remaining for Oregon State and the Beavers still haven't named a starting quarterback. Regardless of who is playing QB1 vs. Purdue OSU has a decent amount of experience in the receiver room. Tyjon Lindsey is one of many offensive weapons that's had a productive camp. In 2020, he made 11 catches for 159 yard and scored 3 touchdowns. As he enters his third season with the team, Lindsey says his knowledge of the playbook has allowed him to be comfortable and thrive on the field.
"I don't have to look around and think," Lindsey explained. "I'm already knowing what the play is. I'm already knowing what I need to do for the specific play before I even break out of the huddle so me being a step ahead now, gives me a better opportunity to think past what I need to do for this play. 'What is the DB, defensive back doing? What is my plan?' I'm thinking every time."