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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Levi Steier believes the receivers are the key to the Ducks' explosive running game.

Oregon has been able to establish this culture and has developed receivers who are not only great playmakers when catching the ball, but great playmakers regardless of their assignment.  The result is the high number of explosion plays enjoyed by Duck fans on Saturdays.

■ Dale Newton thinks the Ducks are laying the groundwork for a dream season.

■ Oregon's walk-ons remain upbeat despite their unknown football fate.

■ Andrew Greif says the defense plans on being more disruptive this season.

■ Oregon baseball has some new shoes from Nike that Ken Griffey Jr. had a hand in.

Ken Griffey Jr. doesn't have many ties to Oregon, but apparently he's quite prominent on the feet of its baseball players.

The official Twitter account of the Oregon equipment staff posted a picture of the Ducks' Apple Green Nike Swingman 360 Pregame Turfs, a post that garnered more than 100 retweets within 30 minutes of posting.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video

Mark Helfrich, Steve Greatwood, Marcus Mariota and Doug Brenner talk to the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.


Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Monday practice report where the defense had the better of the scrimmage.

Dior Mathis broke up a potential TD pass from Lockie to Chance Allen early in the scrimmage. … Bobby Dunn blocked a punt, and Johnny Ragin III made the scoop-and-score play. … LaCoste’s TD was set up by a long Alie run up the middle and a J.J. Jones run aided greatly by a nice kick-out block from Cameron Hunt, who took some reps at tackle. …

Rodrigues improvised a shovel pass under pressure at one point, and Dwayne Stanford made a great one-handed catch in traffic to get positive yards. … Tyree Robinson had an interception in the red zone, and Chris Seisay picked off a ball that went through a receiver’s hands.

■ Chantel Jennings says the backup QB job is still too close to call at this point.

Ted Miller says it will be a pass-happy Pac-12 in 2014 and supplies numbers to back up the theory.

■ Hamani Stevens is having a good spring thanks in large part to his improved work ethic.

■ Joseph Hoyt talks with Doug Brenner about the special prize he won at line coach Steve Greatwood's house on Sunday.

■ Taylor Hart continues his NFL journey with a visit to the Eagles recently.

Matt Krook will undergo Tommy John surgery later today after injuring his elbow earlier this month. Bad news for the stretch run coming up.

■ Oregon baseball rose 4 spots to #19 in the latest Baseball America Top 25 Rankings.