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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Rob Moseley has Darron Thomas' media day coverage and then looks at what players see as the good and bad about fall camp.

Steve Summers recaps what Steve Greatwood and Mark Helfrich had to say about the Oregon offense on media day.

• Chip Kelly talks with reporters after the first day of fall camp. Video courtesy of Theduck74.

 Molly Blue covers the questions posed to Chip Kelly during the media day conference held yesterday.

 Kenjon Barner, Cliff Harris and Josh Huff were named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list yesterday. The award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

 Chris Courtney, Rob Moseley and Aaron Fentress have your Monday practice update. Here is a sample from each writer.

Chris: Sophomore Josh Huff made the biggest impact of any receiver, catching virtually every pass that was thrown his direction. Whether it was short, intermediate or deep, Huff was asserting himself as a weapon in the passing game.

Rob: De'Anthony Thomas probably drew the most oohs and aahs on the sidelines, frequently showing off really quick feet and a great burst of speed. Vaughn, Colt Lyerla and Daryle Hawkins all had nice leaping catches at various points.

Aaron: High tempo, high energy, fast, fast fast, with little time to stop, rest and think until the final whistle blew just over two hours later.

 Rob Moseley believes that if the Ducks are to be as strong as least year, a new group of leaders must be found.

 Rob also has his depth chart after day one.

 Dale Newton notes that perhaps the most encouraging development after day one is Rashaan Vaughn being at camp and showing up in a big way.

The sleek, fleet-footed 6-2, 195-pounder demonstrated the hands, speed and route-running ability that had Duck fans going crazy on message boards over the winter, catching a long streak pattern down the sideline from Bryan Bennett, ranging high to grab a pass over the middle  He's fluid. Playing in a run-first offense in jc ball he caught 60 balls for a 1,000 yards, named team mvp and the number one jc wide receiver in the country.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

It feels good to finally have real football to read about. With everything we've been through...again this's to hoping we get some answers and are able to move on quickly. Word.