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Friday, April 29, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 Robert Husseman reports that Darron Thomas has improved his leadership and communication skills this spring.

"Me and him have to talk to each other quite a bit," said Karrington Armstrong, the sophomore center with the first-team offense. 

"He talks to me after practices on certain snaps (and) how he likes (the ball snapped to him).
"He just doesn't accept anything but your best, and that's what you need in a quarterback." and eDuck have the complete breakdown of the Spring Game tomorrow including; Fan Fest activities, parking, admission requirements and game regulations.

 The NFL draft got underway yesterday and as predicted no Ducks were chosen in the first round. Things could change today as the 2nd and 3rd rounds will be held with the final rounds being held on Saturday.

 Aaron Fentress has feature stories on Casey Matthews, Brandon Bair and Jeff Maehl. Rumor has it the New England Patriots, with three picks in the second round,  have their eye on Jeff Maehl.

Ted Miller has a brief primer for the Oregon Spring Game.

The Ducks lost five starters from the defensive front seven, but this one may be more a reload rather than rebuild. This is due in large part to the experience of the so-called new guys, most of whom saw significant action last fall. 

Ends Dion Jordan and Brandon Hanna -- returning starter Terrell Turner sat out with a leg injury -- and tackles Ricky Heimuli, Taylor Hart and Wade Keliikipi all played well. At linebacker, Kiko Alonso takes over in the middle for Casey Matthews, while Michael Clay, Josh Kaddu and Boseko Lokomobo capably man the outside spots. More depth is provided by Dewitt Stuckey and Derrick Malone.


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