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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Noah Smith talks about Pharaoh Brown's road to recovery.

Brown himself has said he won’t play again until he is both 100% physically and is back to being 100% confident in his leg to not give out. Even if he was willing to come back as soon as physically cleared, he is still a ways off from playing again...

Oregon got a commit from the class of 2016 top west coast tight end recruit Cam McCormick.

■ Brandon Cuddy drove in seven runs to help give freshman pitcher David Peterson his first win as Oregon took its eighth straight 11-3 against UCSB yesterday.

Up Next: The Ducks and Gauchos are scheduled to meet in the series finale Sunday at noon. Jack Karraker (1-0, 2.25) gets the ball for Oregon against UCSB right-hander Justin Jacome (1-1, 4.22).


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Don Pellum said he is going to slim down the defensive playbook this year but there will not be any major changes. (courtesy of Andrew Greif)

"I think we can create some better pass-rush situations, to where we can utilize our speed a little better in certain situations," Pellum said. "The difficulty you have these days is the spread offenses and tempo offenses, sometimes it's tough to get (substitute) packages on the field ... but I think we've identified some groups we can put on the field that can hold up normal downs and can really give us an advantage on third downs in some of the more passing-oriented situations."

■ Chantel Jennings has some questions for the Ducks heading into spring practice.

■ Oregon and Hawaii have agreed to play a three game football series starting in 2020.

■ Sports Illustrated lists QB Travis Waller as one of the top ten quarterbacks to watch this year.

■ Oregon beat #22 UCSB 5-1 yesterday behind strong pitching from Cole Irvin and Conor Harber.

Up Next: The Ducks will look to win the series Saturday at 2 p.m., before game three Sunday at noon. Oregon's David Peterson (0-0, 2.38) is scheduled to face UCSB right-hander Shane Bieber (2-0, 1.12).