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Monday, April 28, 2008

Good article on LeGarrette Blount

I wasn't the only one that was impressed with Blount's performance on Saturday. ESPN has a very nice write up on him over at their website. Here is a sample:

"Watching LeGarrette Blount run over and around flailing Oregon defenders during spring practices -- thereby easing concerns over the departure of first-round NFL draft pick Jonathan Stewart -- it's impossible not to wonder how this elusive, 6-foot-2, 230-pound running back got away from the southern regional powers that coveted him, such as Alabama and Florida State, which were far closer to his hometown of Perry, Fla."

Check out the complete story at ESPN.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Duck Spring Game '08

The White team crushed the Green team 36-3. There were many memorable moments. On the first set of plays for the white team, they marched 75 yards in 2 plays. The first was a 67 yard completion from Justin Roper to Ed Dixon. On the very next play Roper ran it in from 8 yards out for the TD. Ropers execution, fakes and decisions were flawless in the 1st quarter.

LeGarrette Blount, (#9 in the picture) the new JC transfer running back, was awesome. He played for the white team also. He ran over tacklers, slid to avoid defenders, changed direction and reminded me of Jonathan Stewart on more than one occasion. He had a big day for the white team.

Jaison Williams had some nice catches, never dropped a ball and scored a TD too. Again, he played for the white team. Cody Kempt and Cade Cooper looked sharp but I would give the edge to Kempt. The white defense also played to win with a couple of interceptions.

Chris Harper and Darron Thomas played for the green team, I think Thomas was the best of these two but never could lead their team to a TD.

The weather was cooperative, partly cloudy and about 7o degrees. 14,107 fans turned out for the game. It was great fun and Dave and my first Spring Game. Check out some more photos we took at Flickr.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring Game

Courtesy of

EUGENE The University of Oregon will signal an end to its formal off-season football workouts Saturday with it’s annual Spring Game beginning at 2 p.m. April 26 in Autzen Stadium.

The final intrasquad scrimmage of the spring concludes the Ducks’ 15 practices, with a donation of three non-perishable food items per person requested for admission. The athletics department will donate all proceeds from the Spring Game to Food for Lane County for the fifth year in a row.

Last season, the university donated over 15,000 pounds of food to the local food bank.

The Ducks will conduct a draft to divide the squad into two equal teams, with the White Team to be headed by offensive coordinator Chip Kelly, and the Green Team led by defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti.

Parking in the Autzen Stadium east parking lot will be free, with gates to open at 11 a.m. The parking lot will be accessible through Entry 2 (via Martin Luther King Blvd.) and Entry 5 (off Leo Harris Parkway).

Access into Autzen Stadium will be limited to the south and east gates, as well as the ramp at the southwest corner of the facility, beginning at 1 p.m.

The game will be televised live throughout the state on Comcast SportsNet (channel 37) as well as may be viewed live on the O-Zone via the athletics department’s official website, It also will be broadcast live on select Oregon Sports Network radio affiliates -- KUGN (590 AM) in Eugene-Springfield, KXL (750 AM) in Portland, KYKN (1430 AM) in Salem, KCUP (1230 AM) in Newport, and KQEN (1240 AM) in Roseburg.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring Scrimmage Highlights

Here are some highlights that KVAL recorded from the first scrimmage. It was posted on their website on April 12th. Blount looks like a nice compliment to JJ. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April Snow

Crazy weather for April 20th. It was 84 degrees last Saturday and today it's 33 and snowing. Can't wait for July. My old bones need some warmth!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Duck "D" Get It Done

On a cold and blustery Friday the defense turned the tables on the offense. Last week it was just the opposite.

Besides limiting the passing game to an average of less than two yards per attempt, the defense put the clamps on the running game for lost yardage on 20 of its 48 attempts

The quarterbacks were a combined 7-of-29 for 45 yards with Cade Cooper as the lone bright spot at quarterback. He had a touchdown drive and went 5-of-8 for 29 yards, and ran nine times for 12 yards.

LeGarrette Blount, who had a hay day last week, managed minus 4 yards on his first seven carries. Granted, that was with the 3rd string offensive unit. He did much better on a late drive with the first unit when he went 53 yards on 4 carries, including a 21-yard touchdown run.

The Ducks have three more full spring workouts before next Saturday’s Spring Game at 2 p.m. in Autzen Stadium.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tiger chips for eagle at the 15th

Tiger finished the day at even par. This was his shining moment (for today.) Good stuff.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

In Your Life...

...have you seen anything like that?

Yes I have and I hope to see more of the same in the next 4 days. The Masters starts tomorrow (as if you didn't know)...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cover Up

I am sure that most of you who frequent this site will recognize this Oregon legend. This photo graced the cover of a popular magazine. The questions are, who is it, what is the name of the magazine, and what is the issue date?

I will reveal the answers if no one guesses correctly and lead you to the article that goes with the cover.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Albany Visit

I took Mom & Dad up to Chuck & Suzi's place so that they could see their new Great Granddaughter. Amelia didn't disappoint, she was a perfect little angel. She even smiled while my Mom was holding her. You can see all of the photos over at Flickr. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Duck "D" Shines

Opening day at Spring practice on Tuesday was highlighted by stellar play from the defense. It doesn't hurt that we have 7 returning starters, including Nick Reed, Patrick Chung, and cornerbacks Jairus Byrd and Walter Thurmond III.

"I was pleased with our defense. They got in the right places for some turnovers and takeaways today," coach Mike Bellotti said. Of course that left some questions with the offensive play.

There are six prospects going for the QB position and Justin Roper seemed to have the best day. It's very early, and Nathan Costa is rusty due to his recovery from an injury last fall.

A positive surprise at receiver was the play of Jamere Holland, who showed off not only his great speed, but his "sticky" hands as well.

"He looked like he’s capable," Bellotti said of Holland."Not just the fact that he runs fast, but he can catch the ball and he knows what to do with it afterwards."

It's good to be thinking about football again!


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Regenerated Body Parts

I know I don't normally post news stories but this is fantastic.