Oregon Football: 3 hot takes from 2021 spring game

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Robby Ashford ended Saturday’s spring game with a walk-off two-point conversion and if there were fans in attendance, they would have been roaring.

Oregon football had an exciting scrimmage and it was too bad that it was in front of an empty stadium because these guys put on a show.

Here are my three piping-hot takes from Saturday’s annual spring game.

3. Robby Ashford needs to be on the field at all times

If there was one obvious takeaway from the spring game, it’s the fact that Robby Ashford is fun to watch. The backup quarterback looked like the most explosive athlete on the field, even ending the scrimmage with a walk-off two-point conversion.

Ashford dropped back, escaped pressure, and beat everyone to the pylon, reaching out and walking the Fighting Ducks off with a victory.

He finished the day with 123 passing yards on 7-of-8 passing with the winning two-point conversion as well as a long touchdown pass to Dont’e Thornton.

If Ashford can continue to improve his arm, there’s a good chance he could be the primary backup to Anthony Brown when the season starts. He looked the best, along with Jay Butterfield, and provided the most electricity to the offense. If Brown struggles, don’t be surprised if Ashford isn’t the first quarterback off the bench.

Heck, even if Brown doesn’t struggle, Ashford needs to be on the field in some capacity to utilize that explosiveness with the ball in his hands.

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