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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video







Arik Armstead, Ifo Ekpre-Olumu and Joe Bernardi talk to the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.

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Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report.

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.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video







John Neal, Hroniss Grasu and Reggie Daniels talk with the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.

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Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice report and takes an early look at Colorado.

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.

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