Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Rob Moseley has your Tuesday practice update and provided the CK video above. Rob notes the plays of the day below.
De'Anthony Thomas had a diving grab during the otherwise nondescript 3-on-2 period; later in the drill, Avery Patterson broke up a pass intended for Thomas. Wade Keliikipi did a nice job of containing Bryan Bennett during the team run period. In the team pass period, Kenjon Barner got behind the secondary for a long gain, and Harris broke up another pass, intended for Devon Blackmon.
• Chris Courtney also attended practice and notes the following.
With one more day of fall camp practices remaining before Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and the Ducks hunker down and begin preparation for LSU, the team held their third competition day in as many weeks, ending in a 113-113 tie that was decided by a 3-on-3 blocking drill that was ultimately won by the defense. The tight competition was just what the doctor for Kelly, who said that his team could use the additional hitting as their preseason winds down.
"We needed it," Kelly stated. "I thought those guys did a really nice job. We went 3-on-3 by class, so we went freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and the defense won three out of the four (contests)."
• Seastrunk's transfer to Baylor has become official although there is no word on when he might be eligible to play.
• The tight end situation is becoming something of an issue because of injuries and someone has to step up. Rob Moseley has the details.
• Ted Miller lists the Pac-12 impact freshmen and a couple Oregon players make the list.
• The ATQ gang have a little Q&A with Rob Moseley and have provided the link to their podcast where they discuss the depth chart.
• Dale Newton likes the way Eric Dungy does things, calling it "the right way," and it reminds him of a couple of former players.
Dungy hasn't appeared in a game yet at Oregon so he has 162 catches and 2498 yards to catch [Cristin] McLemore. Comparisons are never absolute; they're just an entertaining way to describe the potential and playing style of athletes that are on the way up, what they could be and could accomplish if they apply themselves. And Eric Dungy shows every sign of applying himself, working his way up the depth chart with sustained effort and a willingness to pay the price. There's no complaining about not starting, just a commitment to doing the things necessary to make the plane.
• Lord Beverage and Muchas G bring you their first episode of season 3 as they preview the up coming Oregon football season, look at the team and the schedule and talk-off season happenings. They just might have a Duck U or two also. Catch their podcast here.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:43 AM