• Rob Moseley has your Saturday practice update. Rob points out that special team drills had some exciting action (below) and also reports on the decision by Lache Seastrunk to transfer to Baylor. CK talks about that decision after practice and the depth chart in general. Video courtesy of KVAL.
There was a live special teams coverage drill in which gunners on the kicking team and blockers on the receiving team went one-on-one. The returners for the drill were Kenjon Barner, LaMichael James (who muffed one), Cliff Harris, De'Anthony Thomas and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
• Chris Courtney also covered practice and noted Avery Patterson had a good day.
Sophomore defensive back Avery Patterson had maybe his best day of fall camp; showing up in a variety of drills that showcased his tremendous utility.
"The big thing with Avery is his versatility," Kelly claimed. "He's gone from corner to safety and has really been seamless. Now he's playing some things in our nickel package and we're moving him all around. He's a tough, physical kid -- one of our best special teams players a year ago -- and is really starting to fall in to a couple of different roles on defense."
• Andy Mac reports that the AP poll was released yesterday and Oregon comes in at #3 and LSU #4. It is the highest AP preseason ranking ever for the Ducks.
• I usually don't post anything by John Canzano but he did have a good interview with OL Carson York on his radio show recently and you can listen to the podcast here.
• Bob Rickert reports on the three-way battle for the center position.
Hroniss Grasu and Karrington Armstrong are locked in a battle for the starting spot with Hamani Stevens right behind them.
Armstrong might be the pick based on his additional year in the system and understanding of the offensive line schemes. (Grasu's right there with him though so, it wouldn't shock me to see him get the call but, Armstrong should have a slight advantage in terms of experience.