Ducks believe issues on offensive line are ‘fixable’

Can the Oregon O-line shape up?
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After allowing five sacks against Utah, the Oregon offensive line obviously has some work to do. The unit ranks No. 101 in the country in sacks and has given up 2.75 sacks per game.

“I think everything that happened Saturday night is fixable,” said offensive line coach Steve Greatwood, according to The Oregonian. “We have to improve our technique. We didn't get in trouble mentally, we were blocking the right guys, but got whipped because of a lack of technique.”

Oregon's line struggled mightily at the beginning of the 2014 season as well, allowing three sacks per game over its first five games. However, the Ducks line bounced back to become one of the best units in the Pac-12. 

The Ducks will be looking for another mid-season surge from the offensive line. As offensive lineman Matt Pierson says, “It was a lot of stuff we can fix after Saturday, obviously, but we have really good coaches who can coach us up.” 

“What we have to do is trust the process that got us to the point where we were prior to the loss,” Greatwood said. “What I tend to dwell on is all the little things we need to get fixed. That was my message to them today. With our group you can have four guys doing it perfectly and one guy not and we don't have a successful play. It sort of bit us in the butt Saturday night. Again, it's all things I believe are fixable.”

(h/t The Oregonian)