Saturday, August 20, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Rob Moseley has your Friday practice update. Video of CK after practice is courtesy of KVAL. Rob notes a position change, mostly due to some recent injuries.
Redshirt freshman Dior Mathis moved from cornerback, where he was stuck behind classmates Terrance Mitchell and Troy Hill, to receiver, filling a need created by the recent absence of sophomore Blake Cantu...
• Chris Courtney also covered practice and noted this injury update.
Sophomore defensive linemen Ricky Heimuli and redshirt freshman Tony Washington once again assumed spectator roles this afternoon as both players recover from leg injuries. Heimuli was fully padded, but didn't participate in team drills as he wore a heavy brace around his ankle. Washington sported a helmet and shorts as he partook in individual drills only as he was restricted by a stiff knee brace. No timetable has been given on either player's return.
• Receiver Erick Dungy has been making some big plays during practice and answers questions after practice yesterday. Video courtesy of KVAL.
• Lindsay Schnell notes Hamani Stevens has a more mature outlook after returning from his mission in the Philippines and tries to gain a starting role at center.
• Josh at FishDuck.com previews the upcoming game against LSU and has part one of his two part story.
• Dale Newton examines the art of switching a players position and believes the Oregon coaches excel.
Oregon's coaching staff has made some position switches over the last few years that were as brilliant as a LaMichael James' 60-yard run. The key to position switches is identifying a player who is flexible, intelligent and athletic. Dale goes on to name several recent examples, check out the complete story here.
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