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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Saturday practice report.

Oregon held its final practice in Eugene prior to the Rose Bowl...The Ducks will reconvene on Dec. 25 in Los Angeles to resume preparations for their New Year's Day matchup with Florida State...

Today's format was along the lines of a Thursday, the Ducks' walk-through day. So there was no hitting, although plays were run closer to full-speed, as opposed to the "no-sweat Thursday" mantra when a game is two days away. "Good job staying dialed in," UO coach Mark Helfrich told the Ducks before they broke practice. "Now, can we maintain — or ascend — during the break?"

■ Tyson Alger looks at Oregon's d-line vs Florida State's offensive line.

■ Austin Willhoft looks at the opposite line play for Oregon and FSU.

Ken Goe takes a closer look at a long line of successful coaches at the U of O.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu took a moment to say thank you to the fans for all the support he has received throughout his Oregon career.

■ Mckalie Bellew lists the top five key players in 2014.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video

Tony WashingtonBralon Addison and Hroniss Grasu talk to the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.


Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.

Highlights: Practice began with “clutch,” and as has been the case the last few weeks Mariota sat out to let the backups get work in the scenario. Jeff Lockie used a couple of nice completions to Byron Marshall, one while rolling out, to set up a “game-winning” 35-yard field goal by Aidan Schneider. Jalen Brown had a spectacular catch-and-run for the twos, but Danny Mattingly and Justin Hollins had sacks to keep that unit off the scoreboard. … Mariota was spinning it in 7-on-7, spreading the ball around to the likes of Thomas Tyner, Keanon Lowe and Dwayne Stanford. Erick Dargan tipped a pass that Chris Seisay intercepted on the defensive field.

■ Jason Quick says that in time of need Mark Helfrich can coach after all.

Byron Marshall is going to dip his toes into his NFL draft prospects.

■ Joe Walker makes it to the top three with his play against Utah earlier this year.

■ Jared Shanker and Mark Schlabach (ESPN) both predict an Oregon victory over FSU.

Oregon catcher Shaun Chase and starting pitcher Cole Irvin have been named Louisville Slugger preseason second-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball.