Wednesday, September 17, 2014
On one of the final snaps of the day, DeForest Buckner tipped a pass at the line, pulled it down and rumbled for the pick-six. That capped about as dominant a day as I can remember from a guy in practice. He killed it in 1-on-1 pass drills and really made life tough for the scout-team offensive line in all the team periods. The scout QBs were constantly having to throw on the run when Buckner was on the field. … Alex Balducci, coincidentally, also pulled down a tipped pass for an interception during the last team period...
■ Marcus Mariota will be on the cover of this weeks Sports Illustrated.
■ Speaking of Marcus, he remains at the top of the Pac-12 QB ranking.
■ Tyson Alger says the Oregon running back need to break that last barrier as the season gets to conference play.
■ Oregon plans to mix and match defenses to keep Connor Halliday honest.
■ GoDucks.com has everything you need to know about the WSU game.
■ Andrew Greif has five thoughts on the depth chart as we head to Pullman.
■ The Pac-12 released the football schedule for next year. One word, brutal.
■ Charles Fisher says Byron Marshall loves the new slot-sweep read.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pharaoh Brown was very consistent catching the ball today, following up on his four-catch performance against Wyoming. … Mariota and Devon Allen were locked in together for one period of 7-on-7. They connected at least four times that I saw. … As always, Austin Maloata’s reps in pass-rush drills were fun to watch. He got Evan Voeller off-balance at one point and drove him backwards, but Voeller put Maloata to the ground the next time they hooked up, and Doug Brenner pancaked the true freshman D tackle...
■ Andrew Greif shares a sneak peek at Washington St.
■ Oregon coaches have learned a few things these last three weeks.
■ Derrick Malone talks about life as a linebacker for the Ducks.
■ The Oregon baseball team hopes to lure three potential members to the team as they all visited last weekend during the Wyoming game.