Monday, April 28, 2008
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
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
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
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 The parking lot will be accessible through Entry 2 (via
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
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, www.GoDucks.com. It also will be broadcast live on select Oregon Sports Network radio affiliates -- KUGN (590 AM) in Eugene-Springfield, KXL (750 AM) in
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
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
Thursday, April 03, 2008
"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!