January 31, 2011

Star DT ready for Eugene

The national title game served yet again to exemplify the importance of controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. An inch here, a yard there and the outcome of the day would have been different. Quality linemen like Oregon commit Jared Ebert are the foundation upon which lines of scrimmage are built, and Duck Sports Authority caught up with the Iowa Western star to get is thought on the National Championship game and upcoming letter-of-intent day.

"I was extremely excited to see the Ducks play," began Ebert. "Having just met the guys a few weeks before and then getting to see them play on the national stage was pretty awesome. Obviously I expected them to come out with the 'W' but Auburn had some great players and you can't win them all. They played their hearts out that's for sure."

Committing to Jerry Azzinaro as a defensive tackle in November, Ebert has been keeping an eye on his future position coach and his unit. "Usually when I watch football games it's like a fan, watching the running back or the quarterback. Now watching the Ducks I was watching my position, imagining how I could help the team."

The nation's eighth-ranked junior college player couldn't help but empathize with his future teammates, but nonetheless found some positives to take away.

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