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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Ted Miller gives the Pac-12 an overall season grade for 2011 and Oregon helped keep the grades respectable, especially on offense.

Oregon again was the conference's top offense in total offense, scoring and rushing.

George Schroeder calls OC Mark Helfrich a coach on the rise.

Helfrich is overshadowed as offensive coordinator in a system that’s widely and correctly seen as Kelly’s creation. Kelly calls the plays, sure. But when the coaches say it’s a collaboration, it is. The offense is constantly evolving, and Helfrich’s input has been a significant part of Oregon’s success.

All of which is to say: Helfrich has the tools. He’ll be a very good head coach someday.

• ESPN's KC Joiner predicts Kenjon Barner will be a breakout running back in 2012.

• Ken Goe reports Darron Thomas got the phone call he was waiting for, an invite to the NFL combine.

Dale Newton will be running special recruiting coverage for 96 straight hours, a sort of and one stop shop for Oregon recruiting news.

• Aaron Fentress has another mini-preview, this time it's Oregon commit 6'5" WR Dwayne Stanford.

As a tall receiver, Stanford said he paid a lot of attention to 6-5 UO wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei. 

“I can bring something similar to L.T.,” he said. “I want to bring something like that maybe with a little bit more speed. Really the best of both worlds, big receiver with the speed of a little guy.”



DDubbs76 said...

I haven't heard if we are in the mix for a big-time recruit this know...DeAnthony style!

DuckStud said...

We are on Armstead's list but doubt he chooses Oregon...