January 21, 2012

Getting to know Stetzon Bair

Former Oregon defensive tackle Brandon Bair is not a player who can easily be replaced. Following a stellar career for the Ducks, Bair landed a job with the Kansas City Chiefs. Younger brother Stetzon Bair committed to Oregon's class of 2012 in mid-December, and based upon his film and frame, might eventually remind Duck fans of his brother.

Duck Sports Authority caught up with the 6-foot-7, 270-pound Iowa Western C.C. standout to discuss his film and get to know him better. Of the many things Bair did well in his first year Iowa Western film was use his hands to shed the blocker. DSA asked him where he acquired the technique.

"I don't really have a background like that outside football," said Bair. "Like my brother we worked around the farm and helped with construction and those types of things. The technique I learned was from Coach Brown at Iowa Western. That's something he preached, using the blocker's momentum against him. You might as well; they're going somewhere. Their weight propels you faster through the line. That is something he taught, to make sure to use the opponents weight and the way they are going, to help us get through the line faster."

Based on film, one item DSA assessed as needing work was his overall pad and hip level. Bair did not disagree. "I think that is a fair assessment and pad level is something I need to work on. That was something that was preached to me this whole last season. If you look at my film from the beginning of the season to the end I got a lot better. But still it has a lot of room for improvement and it is something I need to continue to work on."

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