TEMPE, Ariz. -- We learn something about the Oregon Ducks every time they play. They're fun, so far. They've got great energy, so far. They're the best first-half team in America, so far. But what we don't know is if this thing is going to stick. That's what first-year coach Willie Taggart needed to start his tenure, isn't it? I spoke 1-on-1 with Taggart on Thursday.
Not even close. You knew it. I knew it. We expected there would be nights like this. But that much was settled on Saturday night under the lights in the desert here. Oregon isn't yet brilliant. It's not yet dominant. It's not yet wicked-creative, or resilient, or complete again. Instead of talking about what the Ducks aren't, I should probably address what they are. They are fun. Also, gut-wrenching. They're exciting. Also, puzzling. They're good starters, but shaky finishers.
Oregon Ducks coach Willie Taggart joined me on the Bald Faced Truth radio show (12-3p on 102.9-FM and 750-AM), where he talked about the art of recruiting, the upcoming game at Arizona State, and his father's death over the summer. Listen to the full interview here. "(My dad) was very proud," Taggart said. "Everything I did, he always let me know he was proud of me. He was more proud of me being the father and husband. That always stood out. He was good to us.
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