Thursday, November 20, 2014
Other observations: Chris Seisay made several plays over the course of the day. He broke up a couple balls during 1-on-1 drills down near the goal line, and had another pass breakup when the defense was 11-on-11 against scouts in the red zone. … Dwayne Stanford got the better of Troy Hill a couple times during 1-on-1, shrugging off a hit for one “touchdown” and leaping up to grab another. Dior Mathis twice allowed a reception but set his feet and stopped his man short of the goal line. … In one of the various ways Mark Helfrich has worked to keep the Ducks as fresh as possible late in the season, the second half of practice today was essentially non-contact.
■ Kevin Gemmell wonders if Oregon can avoid "buzzkill."
■ Andrew Greif says Colorado hangs its upset hope on their unconventional style and the Ducks need to stop Nelson Spruce.
■ Jake Tabor takes a closer look at Oregon's plan for stopping Colorado.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
■ Marcus Mariota was named as one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award yesterday.
The two-time all-conference quarterback ranks first nationally in yards per pass attempt (10.0) and yards per play (9.0) by a quarterback, while leading all FBS players in points responsible for with 228.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:31 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Highlights: ...In passing drills, Khalil Oliver broke up a couple passes, while Charles Nelson had a nice catch despite absorbing contact. … In 7-on-7, Nelson plucked a low pass from Mariota just before it hit the turf, at almost the exact moment Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was breaking up a pass on the defensive field. Oliver intercepted a ball during the period, while Zac Schuller showed great concentration hauling in a ball in the end zone after it had been tipped by Dominique Harrison. … In team drills, Tyson Coleman forced a fumble that Washington recovered, and moments later Erick Dargan came up with an interception.
■ Oregon remains at #2 in the latest college football rankings.
■ Kyle Bonagura has the Pac-12 by the numbers for the upcoming games.
■ Omar Garibay and Tyson Alger both look at how soon Hroniss Grasu might return.
■ Dwayne Stanford will be wearing a special number on his jersey against Colorado to honor his fried, Pharoah Brown.
■ Charles Fisher looks at the different play calling styles between Mark Helfrich and Chip Kelly when he was a t Oregon.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:27 AM