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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Don Pellum said he is going to slim down the defensive playbook this year but there will not be any major changes. (courtesy of Andrew Greif)

"I think we can create some better pass-rush situations, to where we can utilize our speed a little better in certain situations," Pellum said. "The difficulty you have these days is the spread offenses and tempo offenses, sometimes it's tough to get (substitute) packages on the field ... but I think we've identified some groups we can put on the field that can hold up normal downs and can really give us an advantage on third downs in some of the more passing-oriented situations."

■ Chantel Jennings has some questions for the Ducks heading into spring practice.

■ Oregon and Hawaii have agreed to play a three game football series starting in 2020.

■ Sports Illustrated lists QB Travis Waller as one of the top ten quarterbacks to watch this year.

■ Oregon beat #22 UCSB 5-1 yesterday behind strong pitching from Cole Irvin and Conor Harber.

Up Next: The Ducks will look to win the series Saturday at 2 p.m., before game three Sunday at noon. Oregon's David Peterson (0-0, 2.38) is scheduled to face UCSB right-hander Shane Bieber (2-0, 1.12).


Friday, February 27, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Andrew Greif has five questions for Pharoah Brown in this video interview.

"People ask me am I going to play, am I going to redshirt. I mean, this is a career decision, so I want to make sure my stuff is fully healed, that I can do everything and not rush back. That's why I don't even look that long out. If I'm able to play, I'll play. If I'm not, I'm not."

■ Chantel Jennings sat down with DC Don Pellum recently for a little Q&A session.

Andre Yruretagoyena will not return to the football team for his senior season due to health reasons.

■ Jason Selby wonders if Fotu Leiato might be Oregon's next shining star for the football team.

■ Mitchell Tolman looks back at what led him to being a switch hitter.

Oregon takes on UC Santa Barbara this afternoon at 2 PM to kick-off a three game road series.

"We're ready," [Austin] Grebeck said. "We want to see some good competition, see some good pitching, see how we stack up against guys. We think we're pretty good, and we want to see how it's going to turn out."