Thursday, April 04, 2013
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Nick Aliotti talks to the media after day 2 of spring practice. Video courtesy of KEZI.
• Rob Moseley has a few notes on day 2 of spring practice. Here's one that I was glad to see:
As a matter of procedure: Helfrich said today everybody is academically eligible and practicing, after winter term grades came in. To my understanding, that wasn't a complete certainty earlier this week, so that's good news.
• Aaron Fentress goes into more detail on the scholarship Ayele Forde received for his hard work.
After three years of paying his way through school as a digital design major, ingratiating himself into the hearts of coaches with work ethic and busting tail on special teams, Forde has been rewarded.
• Arik Armstead talked with Rob Moseley about his new d-line coach and taking on a bigger role this year.
"I hope to have a big role," Armstead said. "I hope to make plays on defense and be a significant player."
• Charles Fisher gets the reason on why practice is closed straight from the head coach.
• Joe Packer introduces us to WR Chance Allen.
• De'Anthony Thomas is the every down running back in practice, for now anyway.
• Ted Miller believes Marcus Mariota helps ease the Ducks' into the Mark Helfrich era.
Somewhat lost in the regional shuffle of the Kelly-to-the-NFL talk and the national hullabaloo over Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel's brilliant Heisman Trophy season was Mariota's extraordinary performance as the Ducks' redshirt freshman starter.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:25 AM