Pouring one out for the institutional knowledge in the room
The best place to have a conversation about the last decade of Oregon football might end up be in a Reno locker room.
While the main cast of the critically-accepted Mario Goes to Oregon has now departed for Miami, the directors of the 2022 season have assembled the ensemble cast for the Mountain West spinoff.
Coming this fall to Peacock is Reno 22: The Ducks Fly South, starring former Oregon linebackers coach Ken Wilson as the wise new leader of Nevada, a program where he once worked as an assistant for 19 years. He returns after nine years away, bringing with him a trio of up-and-coming coaches ready to make their own mark in the Biggest Little City in the World.
Ok, so maybe some of Oregon’s departures haven’t registered as loudly as some of the incoming moves the Ducks are making. Dan Lanning is putting together a staff that will be a recruiting powerhouse, and the most recent addition of former Washington receivers coach Junior Adams covers the Ducks even better on the West Coast.
The floor is high. They’re going to win some games.
The Ducks are in a good place.
But the departures of Kwame Agyeman and Nate Costa to Nevada come at the cost of losing some of the last bits of institutional knowledge in the building.