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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley reviews the offensive line following the conclusion of spring practice.

The Ducks will feel good entering the summer if: Mana Greig keeps coming along in his rehab, Hamani Stevens steps up this month and young guys James Euscher and Andre Yruretagoyena develop into capable backups.

The Ducks will have reason to worry this summer if: Depth issues linger coming out of spring ball, and there's pressure on true freshmen to step into the two-deep, never a preferred scenario.

The verdict: Incomplete. The injuries that sidelined guys for the spring game not only caused a format change but made it very hard to tell what this finished product will look like in the fall. But given the versatility of guys like Yruretagoyena, Everett Benyard and Karrington Armstrong, it seems quite feasible that the Ducks could get through 2013 without using any of the incoming freshmen.

■ Brandon P. Oliver wonders is recent commit, QB Morgan Mahalak, has enough experience to warrant a scholarship offer.

■ Cory Mandina  shares what they're saying about the Dolphins, Bears selections of Dion Jordan and Kyle Long

■ Sam Hassan wonders how the Ducks will do without Kenjon? No worries, the rushing game will be just fine.

Oregon scored two runs in the ninth inning to win the game yesterday against the Cougars 5-3.

Ryon Healy broke the tie when he hit a hard shot that shortstop Ian Sagdal couldn't handle allowing Brett Thomas to score from second. After Mitchell Tolman walked to load the bases, Aaron Payne scored on an unusual fielder’s choice RBI by Scott Heineman to give the Ducks a 5-3 lead.