Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• GoDucksdotcom has released this video now that fall camp is finished. Enjoy!
• Rob Moseley shares his video of Tyler Johnstone talking about winning a starting position coming out of fall camp.
• Bob Clark notes it might be Byron Marshall on the depth chart after Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas.
While UO running backs coach Gary Campbell said "there's not a definite depth chart yet," he's not about to shy away from saying it's likely to be true freshman Byron Marshall soon, if not in the first game Saturday against Arkansas State.
"He's the guy that I think will come up and take that spot," Campbell said. "Byron Marshall has really come on.
"He's better than I expected but as good as I had hoped. I think he's going to be a big contributor this year."
• Rumors started yesterday afternoon that Bryan Bennett was going to seek a transfer but after a meeting with Chip Kelly it looks like he will be staying. Definitely a good thing.
• Biggest Pac-12 game of the year? No question who is at number one.
Oregon at USC, Nov. 3: If this game lives up to half the hype it's already received, it's going to be a great one. The two most complete teams in the conference -- both with Heisman hopefuls -- square off in a classic North-South battle with staggering national-championship implications.
• The Sporting News believes Arik Armstead is among the five most intiruging true freshmen debuting this weekend.
The first thing to know about Armstead is that he is huge—6-8, 297 pounds. And he’s athletic, with plans to also play on the Ducks’ basketball team. Armstead enrolled early and right away began doing the necessary work to get himself in the Ducks’ line rotation. He’s not likely to start, but he’ll get significant time.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:20 AM