Oregon Wide Receivers Coach Jovon Bouknight Leaves the Program After One Spring Practice

By 11W Staff on March 8, 2020 at 7:44 am
Oregon finds itself needing to replace a coach in the middle of spring practice.
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Wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight is moving on from Oregon.

Bouknight, who spent just one season with the Ducks, is expected to land at Kentucky, according to Football Scoop.

“Certainly wish the best for coach Bou and (his) opportunities going forward,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said to OregonLive. “Certainly having the opportunity to go forward in a different direction as well. ... When we have a search for a position we’re pretty thorough. We want to do it as quick as we can but we also want to get it right more than anything else. Will look at candidates from inside and outside, West Coast, across the country, the right fit, the right person."

It's unusual for a coach to depart in the midst of spring football, as Bouknight did after one practice, and Cristobal passed it off as “just the nature of college football.”

Oregon will look to hire a new position coach quickly, as they've already moved on from Bouknight, removing his staff page Saturday when the news of his exit became public.

Ohio State visits Oregon on September 12 in what's expected to be a battle of top-15 teams.

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