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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Chris Courtney and Rob Moseley continue their coverage of practice with updates on yesterdays action.

From Chris' report: Nate Costa and Darron Thomas  kicked off the third week of fall camp in rather mediocre fashion. Neither quarterback "wowed" during team drills, as both players never appeared to get settled throughout the course of practice.

Junior tight end Brandon Williams particularly shined, demonstrating his terrific size and athletic ability catching balls in the middle of the field and rumbling for big yards.

From Rob's report: One of the offense’s two-point scores was by Daryle Hawkins, who took snaps at receiver and running back along with quarterback today. Hawkins may move to a new position eventually. He was listed as an “athlete” when he signed in 2009. 

“The more versatile those guys can be, the better off they’re going to be,” Kelly said. “That may help, do they make the travel roster? ... If we’re going to bring him, instead of just having him on the bench, we can use him. If he can give us a boost in special teams, or a boost at running back, or a boost at receiver, then we’ll use him there, because he’s that type of athlete.”

The Heisman Pundit looks at the top ten linebackers and has Casey Matthews at #10. They also have a list of "really big Heisman games" for 2010 and Oregon is listed twice. Once against Tennessee and the Civil War.

John Hunt reports that Blake Cantu injured his shoulder yesterday and attended practice with his arm in a sling. You have to feel bad for him as this is a recurring injury that he has fought since he has been at Oregon.

Hunt also noted that Chip Kelly will announce his starter at QB this Saturday.

“Saturday morning when we come out to practice (for) New Mexico, we’ll know who our starting quarterback’s going to be,’’ Kelly said after Monday’s second practice session. “It’s been the same plan all along, I’m not being evasive.

I don't usually post about the "other Oregon school" but the story coming out of Corvallis was just too hard to pass on. This has to rate right up where with the sheep incident.


1 comment:

Dave said...

"Then Thomas, who had reportedly been drinking, got into a "three-point stance" and lunged at the officers, who Tased him." Priceless. Go Beavs!