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Friday, October 31, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Thursday practice report.

Observations: With this a walk-through of the plays Oregon will run against Stanford on Saturday, no true “highlights” to offer. … Matt Wogan did get the chance to attempt a couple field goals right off the bat. The net with the goal post printed on it wasn’t in place for the first, but it looked like he tucked the second one inside the right upright. … Happy 21st birthday to Marcus Mariota, and a happy birthday as well to Kenny Bassett and Juwaan Williams. Those three had the honor of breaking the post-practice huddle today.

■ Erik McKinney compares Oregon and Stanford as we edge closer to the game on Saturday.

■ Chantel Jennings says Oregon's young players could benefit the team on Saturday.

Yesterday was Marcus Mariota's 21st birthday but he has bigger milestones on his mind.

The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers almost made it a unanimous Oregon win for Saturday. Lone doubter was Ted Miller.

■ Jake Tabor, Ken Goe and Justin Wise preview the Stanford matchup.

■ Rory Davidson analyzes one way the Ducks might stop Stanford.

■ Dale Newton wonders if the Oregon coaches have a better Stanford game plan this time around and looks at keys to the game.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video

Hamani Stevens and Arik Armstead talk with the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.


Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report.

Highlights: The morning began with “clutch,” and like Tuesday, the first period featured a win by the No. 1 offense and then a response by the No. 2 defense. Marcus Mariota completed passes to Byron Marshall and Darren Carrington, setting up a 36-yard field-goal attempt that Matt Wogan converted. The twos moved the chains with a nifty catch-and-run on fourth down by Kenny Bassett, but Chris Seisay ended the possession with an interception three plays later. … The travel squad also went head-to-head in a full 11-on-11 period early in practice. DeForest Buckner and Derrick Malone Jr. made stops on run plays for the defense, while Mariota completed passes to Marshall and Pharaoh Brown to win reps for the offense...

Arik Armstead and Matt Wogan are expected to return from injuries on Saturday. Good news there for sure.

■ Andrew Greif has the depth chart changes for the Stanford game.

■ Ashley Young takes a closer at Kenny Bassett.

Tyler Robinson says it's gut check time against Stanford.

■ Dale Newton says fans shouldn't worry about the college football playoffs and says there has been a glaring hole in recent recruiting.