In the past few days, it has appeared as if Oregon coach Jim Moore has no muzzle or censor.
Earlier in the week, the seventh-year coach admitted that he has previously intended to set star hitter Alaina Bergsma more than any player.
Then on Wednesday’s media day, he revealed what he learned from last season’s upset victory against Penn State, “Zero, in terms of what we can draw from it.”
“It did a lot for this program,” Moore said. “In some ways, it did not do a lot for these groups of players. It sort of let them know that they were good.”
But what Moore and his group did last season was good, or even special -- they beat Penn State at Rec Hall.
In 2012, the Nittany Lions were undefeated on their homeground.
“That was a great environment to go into at Penn State and to go in a year ago and [win],” Moore said. “However, it has absolutely zero correlation to what’s going to go on.”
Moore talked about how despite the starting lineups being near-simliar, they were different teams, for better or worse, but both teams have returned star hitters -- Deja McClendon and Ariel Scott for the Lions and Alaina Bergsma for the Ducks.
“It’s two years removed and there really is no correlation,” Moore said. “People will say that if it’s the same lineups basically for both teams. It means nothing.”