As Coach Dillingham stated, his offense will not have a left and right-side receiver, which is something that has been the case for the last few seasons at Oregon. Instead, they will use the more traditional setup of having X, Y, H, and Z-receivers that travel around the field dependent on the play and formation.
In the original Malzahn offense, this lettering system was replaced with a number-based system that simplified things. It’s unclear whether that aspect of the offense carried over to Norvell and Dillingham.
Though the receivers will have designated positions within the offense, their placement on the field will change dependent on the matchups being exploited. This will be especially true for Seven McGee who has started the spring at wide receiver, according to Dan Lanning.
With the way things are looking, McGee could be playing more of a receiver/running back hybrid role in the same vein as Percy Harvin or De’Anthony Thomas. Though, a more accurate example of his planned position may be Ontario McCalebb, who played for Auburn.
One thing is for sure, all eyes will be on Seven when he takes the field this season.