Spring drills began yesterday and coach Bellotti said "I think we got a lot done, it was a very energetic, very active practice."
Quarterback Dennis Dixon, who worked with the first-team offense most of the afternoon, called it "probably one of the toughest practices we've had. It was up-tempo, a fast tempo, every session."
Jonathan Stewart (pictured) got his reps under new offensive coordinator Chip Kelly. Everyone on offense was trying to get used to the new terminology between what Oregon has done in the past and what Kelly uses. "He's a guru, on and off the field," Dixon said. "He wants everything to be perfect."
Bellotti called the workout a "very energetic, very active practice," something he hoped for after a 7-6 season in 2006 during which he felt the team's focus had a tendency to wander.
Willie Glasper, a cornerback who played with Jackie Bates in both high school and college, confirmed Tuesday that Bates is planning to transfer from Oregon which isn't surprising after Bates was suspended for most of last season.