The newest member of the Oregon football coaching staff is coming home.
Rod Chance, who served as an Oregon football analyst in 2018 and then the cornerbacks coach at Minnesota last season leading the Golden Gophers to second in the BIG 10 Conference in interceptions (14), is returning home to Autzen Stadium as Mario Cristobal's newest hire to coach the Ducks cornerbacks.
Chance replaces Donte' Williams, who was hired within the Pac-12 Conference at USC.
Here is how the Oregon football community responded to the news:
🎶 I'm coming home to the place that I remember. Back to the land of my first love. Would you spread wide your arms for this wayward son?— Rod Chance (@Coach_Chance) February 16, 2020
I left my 💚💛 in Oregon! 🎶
Time to set up shop and elevate the #STAndard! #Sco🦆 pic.twitter.com/k8yUEPztDv
Love this hire!— Kyle (@Kylepdx) February 15, 2020
Great hire...welcome back.— J Pfeif (@jdonut86) February 15, 2020
The gophers were dogs on D. Good signing.— Streaming Scoop (@StreamingScoop) February 16, 2020
The Flock is HOT COACH!— B-Stro (@stromio1) February 16, 2020
YES! So glad you're coming back 🦆🐥🏈💛💚#GoDucks— Matthew Slaughter (@urbanslaughter1) February 16, 2020
Your first look at the new coaching hires as well as Oregon's 2020 recruiting class will be the Spring game on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. (PT) in Autzen Stadium.