Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Mark Helfrich talks about yesterday's practice session and George Horton talks about a nice win against the beavs.
• Rob Moseley talks about the highlights from the scrimmage yesterday, Aaron Fentress also has some notes as does Erik Skopil.
Rob: Among the day's biggest highlights, players said, was a Dior Mathis interception of Marcus Mariota, on a busted route by a receiver; a touchdown run by Ayele Forde of about 10 yards; and a fumble return for a touchdown by outside linebacker Christian French.
Aaron: For Helfrich, it was his first such session as head coach, requiring him to spread his attention beyond just the offense. He spent the day watching over the entire team and taking notes on what everyone could do better.
Erik: When asked who the stood out, quarterback Marcus Mariota didn't hesitate to name sophomore running back Byron Marshall.
"I thought Byron ran pretty hard today. He did a good job. He had a couple touchdowns. That's what we look for from him…" he said.
• Ted Miller talks about who owns the Pac-12 turnover numbers and two names you would expect led the way, Oregon and Stanford.
• Mark Flores looks at what is new in recruiting.
• The athletic department is going to hold their annual surplus sale on May 11.
• Late inning heroics by Oregon was the difference as the Ducks beat the beavs 6-3.
Aaron Payne pulled a 1-2 pitch into the right field corner scoring J.J. Altobelli from second and Brett Thomas from first to give the Ducks a 5-3 lead. Ryon Healy added a sacrifice fly to score Payne to give Oregon (24-8) a three-run lead.
Oregon returns to Pac-12 Conference play this weekend when they play a three-game series at Cal starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:45 AM