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Monday, June 27, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 Dale Newton concludes his series with LSU blogger Bob Wynn as he grades the defense. Yesterday Dale gave the Duck defense a D- for their off-season issues but has given Oregon an overall B- which is probably more realistic when you look at the complete group and not just 3 players who made stupid mistakes.

Oregon's defense has the potential to be a mobile, stifling and extremely effective defense, but with seven senior leaders graduated and three key role players on personal probation, they are largely unproven.  They'll be tested by an LSU team that manhandled Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl 41-24.

Dale also introduces incoming freshmen LB Rodney Hardrick, 6'1", 225lbs., and a 4.53 forty from Colton H.S. (Colton, Ca.)

He has good size for a high school player, and he can run and hit.  The offensive experience and accomplishments are always a real plus; Chip loves versatile athletes, and guys that have that background tend to more aggressive, a heat-seeking missile for turnovers and defensive big plays.



DDubbs76 said...

I think his current grade is more like it. I'm curious too, if Cliff has made it to a practice yet. Word?

DuckStud said...

Not as far as I know Dave...