With players like Josh Huff and De'Anthony Thomas headed for the NFL, Oregon's offense was relying on Bralon Addison in 2014.
If you missed it, the past tense is not a mistake. Addison is expected to miss the entire season after tearing his ACL while planting to make a cut during Wednesday's practice, according to The Oregonian.
Addison caught 61 passes for 890 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore and also returned two punts for touchdowns against Cal. All his receiving numbers were second to Huff on last year's team and well ahead of Daryle Hawkins (23/347/3), who now represents the leading returner at receiver.
Luckily for the Ducks, Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota is at quarterback and there are plenty of young, untested skill players that Oregon will be able to trot onto the field in August.
But with the Pac-12 appearing like a conference on a mission in 2014 with several programs capable of challenging Oregon, the Ducks would've benefited from such an experienced receiver, especially in games like the one against Stanford.