Seven McGee primarily played running back last season, but will transition to receiver for Oregon football. He spoke about the challenges with the change.
Part of that promise was to utilize McGee in the best way possible and the former Running Back changed positions to Wide Receiver. He could easily be a dual-threat, that is if Oregon decides to use him in that way. In speaking with Seven McGee on Thursday, he spoke about the change of position and the hardest part, “The running. I’m not going to lie. Blocking is way different. Just running and just getting my hands on the ball and attacking.”
He also went into further detail on how Head Coach Dan Lanning helped with his decision to remain a Duck, “Towards the end of the season, Coach spoke me out of the portal. It was hard since being committed since 2018. Just went through the process and giving Coach Lanning a chance.”
So far, that chance has paid off for McGee who looks to show some of his skills on the field on Saturday in the Oregon Spring Game. Some have compared McGee and his size and speed to De’Anthony Thomas who will be on the field as an honorary captain on Saturday. Where does he expect to lineup on the field, “(I hope they) utilize me everywhere on the field and create one on one matchups.”
McGee was asked about how he feels about the offense overall coming out of spring practice and the game on Saturday, “Right now. It’s day by day and creating a bond with everyone from Running Backs to Quarterbacks to Wide Receivers. We just need to do our jobs.”
The Oregon Football Spring Game is Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 pm Pacific Time.
Quotes from Media Availability with Seven McGee on Thursday, April 22nd, 2022.