Lineman Learns He Can Hang with Best

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Lineman Learns He Can Hang with Best
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Among Oregon’s candidates to start at offensive guard in the fall is a sophomore who stands 6-foot-5, checks in around 285 pounds and masks an outgoing personality with a brooding countenance. Even his name — Andre Yruretagoyena — is vaguely menacing. This is a guy who should be on the giving end of intimidation. But for more than a year after he joined the Ducks in 2011, that wasn’t the case.

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