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Oregon players out of hospital after offseason workout incident

The two remaining Oregon football players who were hospitalized last weekend after an offseason workout -- tight end Cam McCormick and offensive lineman Sam Poutasi -- were released from the hospital on Friday.

Offensive lineman Doug Brenner had previously been released from PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon.

The university suspended new strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde for a month without pay after the players were hospitalized following workouts that he led.

A source told ESPN that the workouts consisted of circuits including 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 body-weight squats and two planks (30 seconds each) on a timed count by Oderinde. The source said the team had been split up into three groups -- based on class schedules -- and if one player in the group failed to make the time, the unit started over from the beginning of that rep.

New Ducks head coach Willie Taggart told CSNNW.com on Friday that the three players who were hospitalized finished the workouts, adding that players had the choice of opting out. He also said his staff will be more cautious monitoring players moving forward.

"It says a lot about them," Taggart said of the three players. "I hate that they had to go to the hospital, but it says a lot about them."

Taggart, who issued a statement earlier this week saying he "fully supports" the university's decision to suspend Oderinde, came to his defense Friday.

"I trust him," Taggart told CSNNW.com. "I love what he did with our football team at South Florida and I know what he could do with our guys here. But now a good guy, a good strength coach, is being portrayed as somebody just whipping our kids' butts and that's wrong."

Taggart and Oderinde worked together at South Florida before joining the Ducks. On Wednesday, a former USF player confirmed those same warm-ups were the ones that were used at USF during the offseason.