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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video




Hamani Stevens and Arik Armstead 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 Wednesday practice report.

Highlights: The morning began with “clutch,” and like Tuesday, the first period featured a win by the No. 1 offense and then a response by the No. 2 defense. Marcus Mariota completed passes to Byron Marshall and Darren Carrington, setting up a 36-yard field-goal attempt that Matt Wogan converted. The twos moved the chains with a nifty catch-and-run on fourth down by Kenny Bassett, but Chris Seisay ended the possession with an interception three plays later. … The travel squad also went head-to-head in a full 11-on-11 period early in practice. DeForest Buckner and Derrick Malone Jr. made stops on run plays for the defense, while Mariota completed passes to Marshall and Pharaoh Brown to win reps for the offense...

Arik Armstead and Matt Wogan are expected to return from injuries on Saturday. Good news there for sure.

■ Andrew Greif has the depth chart changes for the Stanford game.

■ Ashley Young takes a closer at Kenny Bassett.

Tyler Robinson says it's gut check time against Stanford.

■ Dale Newton says fans shouldn't worry about the college football playoffs and says there has been a glaring hole in recent recruiting.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video





Doug Brenner and Erick Dargan 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 Tuesday practice report and has the Stanford game notes.

Highlights: The tempo drill to start the morning also featured the No. 1 offense getting off to a fast start – though Troy Hill ultimately broke up a pass in the end zone – and then the No. 2 defense swarming the twos on offense, with Mattingly, Torrodney Prevot and Tui Talia pressuring Lockie. … The kickoff return group’s first two reps resulted in long returns for Charles Nelson and Johnathan Loyd. … Buckner and Arik Armstead had tackles for loss during one team period, and teamed up during the next one when Armstead did the dirty work of forcing a runner to cut back inside, where Buckner lowered the boom...

■ Chantel Jennings talks about Royce Freeman and his bid to be the best freshman running back in the country.

■ David Lombardi discusses Oregon and their issues recently against Stanford.

■ John Canzano talked with former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti recently regarding our defense and shares his thoughts on Oregon's #5 initial ranking by the college football playoff committee.

■ Charles Fisher takes a closer look at true freshman Charles Nelson.

Dale Newton previews Stanford, says it's time the Ducks lit up Stanford and believes the Oregon needs to go 'full Mariota' on Stanford.

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