EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Expectations are high for the Oregon Ducks this season, from both outside the team and from within.
Quarterback Justin Herbert opted to stay at Oregon rather than bolt early for the NFL and he often points to the relationships he's cultivated over three seasons in Eugene and the desire to see things through as the reasons why. Linebacker Troy Dye echoed the sentiment, pointing to the team's growth since his first year.
"I think if you look at the team aspect, definitely it has changed, it's a total flip. Guys are really glad to be here, they help each other out. There's a lot more team camaraderie. It's a tighter unit," Dye said. "Guys can trust each other a lot more, depend on each other, not just on the field but off the field."