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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Rob Moseley previews the running back position, and to no ones surprise likes what he sees. His bottom line reads like this:

As long as [LaMichael] James stays healthy, the Ducks are flush at the position. They have a proven star atop the depth chart, an experienced backup [Kenjon Barner] with untapped potential remaining, and two promising prospects [Lache Seastrunk and Dontae Williams] on their way to Eugene. An injury to James would change that; suddenly there’s nobody who has proven he can carry the ball 20-25 times per game, and the freshmen would be forced to take on big roles. But James has been durable thus far in his career, playing through injuries until they can be addressed in the offseason. Thus, you have an all-conference caliber starter and loads of talent behind him. Not a bad position in which to be entering the fall.

John Hunt previews the defensive line and notes defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro completely re-tooled the defensive line last year with great success. Can he work his magic again this year? Check out Hunt's complete story here to find out.

On a side note, Lorraine Davis has been named interim athletic director on a month-by-month basis until the position is filled permanently. Rumor has it, the Ducks are talking to Minnesota head basketball coach Tubby Smith about taking the same position at Oregon.


1 comment:

Dave said...

Yeah, not too worried about our backs situation.