One of Oregon football’s breakout stars of the 2019-2020 season was Mycah Pittman.
The freshman sensation pledged ‘no drops’ in his first year at Oregon - both at practice and in a game - which was music to the ears of Duck fans. It was a promise that was kept (for the most part although media isn’t allowed at a majority of practice) and fulfilled with tough catch after tough catch.
Also, add two touchdowns to the stats above.
It’s been a long journey for Pittman in his collegiate career and it’s only been one year.
He made his college debut after missing the first four games of the 2019 season due to injury. Unfortunately, another injury late in the season kept him off the field for another three games. But all that time off the field gave Pittman a fresh outlook on playing and preparation.
“It kinda helped me to become a veteran now… As a young buck, I was just really antsy and just wanted the ball all the time but I understand now it’s concepts and schemes and stuff like that that’s going to get me the rock. I’m understanding coverages way more due to coach B-Mac [Bryan McClendon]. He’s definitely one of the best coaches I’ve ever been around.”
Now, a healthy and hungry Pittman returns to the field ready to flourish in a new system created by Oregon first-year Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead.
“This unit is very explosive and very fast. There’s going to be a lot of new things thrown at you guys that you guys will kind of be surprised at, positions and stuff like that. It will be really interesting to see how everything goes.
For those Duck fans who want to see more Pittman on the field, you just may get your wish this season. For those opposing players who don’t want to go up against Pittman… sorry.
Last season, Pittman primarily backed up Jaylon Redd in the slot and made the most of his opportunities. Both Redd and Johnny Johnson III are now heading into their senior seasons and expected to return to their starting roles, but you just may see more of Pittman.
“I will actually be lining up on the outside more now,” said Pittman with a slight grin on his face. “Think you guys will be pretty excited for that. I’m really excited for it. But I’m going to be moving around everywhere, but primarily right now, I am outside receiver now.”
Pittman on the outside? You read that correctly. Pittman on the outside.
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