“Everybody’s focus was right,” junior offensive lineman Nick Cody said after Oregon’s first spring practice Tuesday. I can speak for the offensive line when I say that we really worked our butts off. We did a lot of extra work we normally don’t do in the offseason.”
“I think you’re going to see that transition on the field, in terms of stability and not being pushed around,” said Cody, who’s competing to fill one of three vacancies on the line. “Guys can have strong legs and strong arms, but it doesn’t mean anything if your core can’t hold it together. And I think on top of that, we got quicker, we got stronger — everything you’d want in an offseason.”
• Jon Wilner has the latest update on the Pac-12 television negotiations.
• Here is a nice piece on Casey Matthews provided by the NFL Network as the NFL draft approaches.
• Playing tough on defense catapulted Oregon over Creighton last night, 71-58, evening the best of 3 series at 1-1. The final game to determine the champion of the CBI tournament will be held Friday night (7pm) at Matthew Knight Arena.