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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has a 2014 season review of the defensive backs and looks ahead to the probable depth chart for 2015.

For all the concerns about replacing Marcus Mariota at quarterback, Oregon’s situation at cornerback might have been even more of an unknown entering 2015. That is, until Seisay’s lock-down postseason, which makes it reasonable to project one sure thing at corner entering the offseason. The return of Daniels and Robinson gives the Ducks two athletic, experienced safeties, with the potential of Williams and Oliver behind them. The big question is the other starter at corner, and also depth there. The first could be answered by Springs; position coach John Neal really pushed him in practices this year, trying to get the most out of the former top recruit. The latter issue could be resolved in part by incoming freshman Ugo Amadi, who is already enrolled, and also McGraw, who is essentially starting off his career this winter.

■ Chantel Jennings looks at the final Pac-12 quarterback power ranking where you'll find Marcus Mariota at #1 in not just the conference but all of college football.

■ Andrew Greif looks at how the NFL draft boards stack up for the Ducks.

■ Andrew Nemec reaches #1 in his top ten recruits this year where you'll find Canton Kaumatule.

■ Dale Newton looks ahead to National Signing Day for recruits and tries to read between the lines.

■ Dennis Dodd says the NFL may be unbeatable but college football had a better year and Oregon is part of the reason.

■ Rob Moseley says the starting rotation for the baseball team is shaping up.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has a 2014 position review for the linebackers and Andrew Greif does the same for the special teams.

■ Chantel Jennings has been running a series of two star recruits who turned out a  little better than expected. Case in point, Marcus Mariota.

Andrew Nemec is down to #2, Tal Griffin, in his top ten recruits this year.

■ Dale Newton looks at the possibilities if Vernon Adams were to transfer to Oregon this spring and Eastern Washington made it clear the student athlete is free to pursue his options. Former Duck think Adams would be a good fit at Oregon.

■ Andrew Bantly sat down with infielder Mitchell Tolman recently to talk baseball and the upcoming season.