Sunday, April 07, 2013
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Ifo Ekpre-Olumu talks about recovering from shoulder surgery, practice and the up coming season. Video courtesy of KEZI..
• Rob Moseley and Erik Skopil have your day four practice report.
Rob: There are plans to hold a couple of competition days and one full-fledged scrimmage later this month, but today Helfrich surprised the team with the first live, full-contact situations of the spring, on a few third-down plays throughout practice.
Helfrich said the idea was to "jump-start practice," and it apparently worked.
Erik: "The one thing we have to do is look to the sky… you can always go up in your performance. That's what we're looking to do," said safety Brian Jackson.
• Dale Newton likes what he is hearing about Josh Huff.
One great tidbit from spring ball is that Josh Huff is healthy and fiercely working on improving his route running and overall condition for his upcoming senior season. He could very well blossom into an NFL prospect under the tutelage of new receivers coach Matt Lubick.
• Colt Lyerla took the time to apologize for his Twitter comments.
• Joel Gunderson likes the breath of fresh air spring practice brings.
• The Ducks rally in the 8th inning fell short as they lost to ASU 14-9.
• Adam Jude says Marcus Mariota is searching for balance as a leader and playmaker.
"We're all looking to him to be the guy," center Hroniss Grasu said.
And Mariota is embracing that, even if being a boisterous leader doesn't quite come naturally.
Posted by Mike Wines at 7:29 AM