The Oregon Ducks secondary, one of the youngest units on campus and a point of concern this spring, will be reinforced with the arrival of UNLV graduate transfer Tim Hough.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg first reported the news on Twitter:
#Oregon is adding cornerback Tim Hough, a graduate transfer from #UNLV, Hough tells me today. Hough started games in each of the past three seasons, recording four interceptions in 2015 for the Rebels. He’s set to graduate May 12 and will be eligible immediately.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) April 15, 2018
As Rittenberg points out, Hough graduates from UNLV on May 12 and will be immediately eligible for the Ducks following graduation.
In 2017, Hough started three games for UNLV and registered 19 tackles and 3 pass breakups.
Hough’s best season with the Rebels came during his freshman campaign in 2015, when he had four interceptions.
Oregon has been searching for experience in the secondary for much of the spring, and Hough’s arrival provides some much-needed depth.
“It’s pretty much one guy who played football much and another [guy] sparingly,” new Oregon cornerback coach Dante Williams said, per 247sports. “Everyone else is new. They’re learning football IQ-wise. A lot of them are tremendous athletes, but not too many played cornerback.”