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Friday, March 01, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Oregon seniors E.J. Singler, Carlos Emory, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi talk to the press after their 85-75 victory over little brother.

Former Oregon quarterback Nate Costa is joining the Ducks as a graduate assistant coach according to many reports.

Costa pursued a career in law enforcement after leaving the Ducks following the 2010 season, but football knee injuries derailed those plans. He then did some private coaching while also working in TV, and will now focus full-time on coaching, with the goal of eventually becoming a head coach, he said on "Talkin' Ball."

"That's kind of the allure," Costa said. "I'd like to be a coordinator first, get to call some plays, get a little pressure on myself. And then eventually head coaching, managing people, is probably where i want to be."

• Levi Steier goes into great detail explaining the development of an offensive lineman when you play for Oregon.

• Nathan Roholt gives his account of what it's like in the Autzen press box.

• Ted Miller notes the Sporting News' assessment of Dion Jordan as the number six ranked OLB during the recent NFL combine.

He could easily be a top-five pick, even though he faces shoulder surgery in March that could sideline him until training camp. New Eagles coach Chip Kelly coached Jordan in college and the Eagles have the fourth overall pick. The Lions pick No. 5 and need to address their porous defense. Jordan had an impressive 40-yard dash time (4.60) and workout, and some teams believe he can also play defensive end. Elite pass rushers always have high value, and Jordan might be the best pass rusher in this draft.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Went to the game last night with Cary...last minute!