Everyone dreams of being an instant impact player as a true freshman, a la De’Anthony Thomas or Thomas Tyner, but a good chunk of players across the country redshirt their first year on campus.
■ Former Oregon safeties, T.J. Ward and Jairus Byrd signed with Denver and New Orleans respectively.
■ Kevin Gemmell takes a look at the punters heading into spring practice.
Alejandro Maldonado handled the punting duties last season and made a couple of appearances as a kicker before the job went to Matt Wogan. Expect Wogan to handle all kicking responsibilities, though some walk-ons will also get looks.