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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Andrew Greif talks about Oshay Dunmore and his reunion with LB coach Erik Chinander.

As he glided from drill to drill during his grandfather's annual football camp on those hot, June days, Oshay Dunmore couldn't have known that his future coach, at a position he'd never even played, was making a mental scouting report.

"He was a man amongst boys at that camp," said the coach, Erik Chinander, who was hired in January to guide Oregon's outside linebackers. "We were looking at him like, whoa, we better keep an eye on that guy."

George Horton talks to the media after the WSU game yesterday.

■ Austin Grebeck's big defensive play in the eighth inning secured the win (2-1) and sweep against Washington St.

The Oregon (31-10, 10-5 Pac 12) center fielder took an eighth inning single and fired a strike to second, picking off an over-rounding Nick Tanielu to end the inning before Monda could score from second. The play secured No. 23 Oregon's 2-1 win Saturday at PK Park in front of 1,564 fans. 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Morning Mud: Bonus Video

Mark Helfrich, Scott Frost, Jeff Lockie and Oshay Dunmore talk with the media after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KEZI.


Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Rob Moseley talks about Devon Allen's challenge of managing two spring sports and going to school. Rob also had this say to about practice yesterday.

Highlights: Mark Helfrich continues to harp on the offense’s tempo, though both units put points on the board to start the day. A nice pass breakup in the end zone by Mathis forced the No. 1 offense to settle for a Matt Wogan field goal, and Jake Rodrigues ran for a touchdown with the twos after a couple Thomas Tyner runs got the drive going. … Overall, I was most impressed with the defensive line today. Arik Armstead flushed Marcus Mariota from the pocket on that first drive of the day resulting in Wogan’s field goal, and Armstead later knocked down a pass at the line. …

■ Chantel Jennings provides a halfway spring practice checkup.

■ Victor Flores has a short Q&A session with Arik Armstead.

■ Andrew Greif takes a closer look at several position battles brewing this spring.

■ Dale Newton wonders how real the improvement is this spring and says we'll get to see in two weeks.

■ Oregon took the second game of the Cal series 6-3 yesterday at PK Park giving George Horton his 700th career win.

Jeff Gold went seven innings and allowed six hits and three runs (two earned). He improved to 9-0, the best record in the NCAA and tied for the national lead in victories.

The series finale against WSU is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.