Thursday, August 18, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice update and notes the plays of the day below. Video of CK talking with reporters is courtesy of KVAL.
Not much to say (practice was closed to the public) here, although Kelly mentioned that No. 3 safety Brian Jackson had an interception, and Eddie Pleasant also mentioned Jackson specifically as a guy who stood out.
• Jason Vondersmith reports even the inexperienced DB's are eagerly awaiting their test against LSU.
“It can’t get much bigger than what it is at practice,” says Mitchell, who, along with redshirt freshman Troy Hill and sophomore Avery Patterson, should be in the limelight as the Tigers’ offense attacks the Ducks. “I feel that (UO quarterback) Darron Thomas and (receivers) Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, Lavasier Tuinei have the same ability.
• Ted Miller has another Oregon player in his top Pac-12 Top 25 for 2011, this time Cliff Harris comes in at #9.
Harris' playmaking earned him All-American attention after the 2010 season and before this upcoming campaign. He is an elite talent who needs to be more disciplined -- on and off the field...He did account for five touchdowns last year and grabbed an interception in the national title game -- just missing on a second due to a questionable call...
• Dale Newton believes these two Ducks are being good businessman in fall camp.
Lavasier Tuinei and David Paulson are delivering the Maehl in fall camp. Each have displayed the pass-catching ability and consistency to be a key part of the Oregon offense as the Ducks prepare to defend their two-time conference title. Both are catching nearly everything thrown to them, getting open, and making a strong effort every day. As two senior leaders they're setting the tone in practice.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:40 AM