• Spring is definitely not in the air in Eugene as the rain continues to pelt the area but that won't stop the first day of spring practice. Rob Moseley has the complete schedule of practices if you care to witness the action live.
• Rob also has his last spring preview story, this time he looks at the quarterbacks. While Masoli will remain with the team after his meeting with Chip Kelly yesterday the focus will be on Nate Costa and Darron Thomas.
It’s hard not to root for Costa given his history of knee injuries, and Thomas has the potential to be a three-year starter if he wins the job, so there are great storylines that may develop this spring. But the bottom line is that Masoli was an all-conference caliber player who would have been a darkhorse Heisman contender this season. You don’t go from that to a guy with one or zero career starts without anticipating some sort of drop-off.
• Andy Mac notes that some players have enrolled early and will have a head start on prep newcomers who won't arrive before the fall term.
JC transfers Ryan Clanton, Isaac Remington and Brandon Williams have been enrolled since January. Early high school graduates expected to participate include, defensive backs Dior Mathis (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech HS), Terrance Mitchell (Sacramento, Calif./Luther Burbank HS) and James Scales (Greensboro, N.C./Northern Guilford HS).
Be at the Moshofsky Center at 8:45am to catch the action.
• GoDucks.com announced that Chris Brasfield has been named a graduate assistant football coach at the University of Oregon, according to the Ducks’ head coach Chip Kelly.
The San Antonio, Texas native (2/14/73) replaces former Oregon standout Peter Sirmon, who left to become a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, as the program’s defensive graduate assistant coach.
Good luck Chris.