Oregon is WAY overrated. I like the Taggert hire, and he has put together a good staff, but they were historically bad defensively last year, and even with a solid incoming class, lack playmakers there.
Conversely, Oregon State is underrated. I’m a huge Gary Anderson fan, he has them playing well over the talent level. They have some talent outside on offense, and Ryan Nall is an absolute stud. If they get adequate QB play, they are bowling.
I’ll take #34. Some Cougs feel “disrespected”, but between us shitting the bed down the stretch last year and our propensity to louse up our openers against FCS opponents, I love the hunger factor that #34 could give.