Oregon Ducks news: Jabbar Muhammad to Eugene, MBB drops crucial game, more

A look back at Oregon Ducks news from the last week: Dan Lanning brings in four-star recruit Muhammad, the men's basketball team drops one to Arizona, and more.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Detailed view of the jersey of Washington Huskies cornerback Jabbar Muhammad.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Detailed view of the jersey of Washington Huskies cornerback Jabbar Muhammad. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, former Washington cornerback Jabbar Muhammad finally announced his transfer portal commitment to the Oregon Ducks. He chose Oregon over programs like the Texas Longhorns and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

In 2023, Muhammad had 46 tackles (including 5 TFL and 2 sacks) and 3 interceptions. He was also credited with 16 pass breakups and earned a coverage grade of 77.7 – 5th in the Pac-12 last year. 

Head coach Dan Lanning truly capped off a picture-perfect 2024 recruiting season with his pickups from the portal.

Muhammad will be joining a stacked defensive unit with players like Jeffrey Bassa, Jahlil Florence, and Dontae Manning.

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The men’s basketball team hosted the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats last weekend. 

The Ducks looked in good shape against ASU especially as Nate Bittle returned to the court and contributed a few buckets. Oregon defeated the Sun Devils 80-61.

With the two bigs, Bittle and N’Faly Dante, back into the rotation, the outlook was optimistic as the team took on No. 9 Arizona. However, the Wildcats ran the court in Matt Knight Arena on Saturday.

Arizona was able to keep the Ducks out of reach throughout the game despite Oregon putting up a solid 78 points. The Wildcats walked away with a 9-point victory over the Ducks, winning 87-78.

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The Michigan Wolverines named former assistant coach Sherrone Moore as Jim Harbaugh’s predecessor.

While Harbaugh was banned from the sidelines in 2023, Moore was named the interim head coach and led the Wolverines to a 4-0 starting record.

Moore has been in Ann Arbor since 2018 as well as previously coaching at Louisville and Central Michigan. With UMich, he has been the tight ends coach, O-Line coach, and offensive coordinator.

The Big House will play host to some big games next season, such as the Longhorns and the Ducks visiting, so only time will tell if Moore can keep his coaching streak alive. Maybe, just maybe, he can even take the team back to the CFPs.

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