Friday, August 02, 2013
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
■ Pretty sweet compilation of some great Oregon moments courtesy of the SeanGshow.
■ Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost will ultimately be calling the plays this year but it will still be a group effort.
"My goal honestly should be, for the average fan or the person that knows a lot about football, to not be able to tell an ounce of difference from what we've been running and what we run now," Frost said Thursday from his spacious new office in the Ducks' Football Performance Center.
■ Ted Miller previews the safety position for the Pac-12 where you will find Oregon in the "great shape" category.
The Ducks welcome back Erick Dargan and Brian Jackson, but Avery Patterson is back from injury, so expect him to break back into the starting lineup. Again, this might be the nation's best secondary.
■ Hayden Kim outlines the anatomy of a kick.
■ Dale Newton points out Jake Fisher was involved in some heads-up plays last year.
■ The first USA Today coaches' poll was released yesterday and Oregon came in at #3.
■ ESPN takes you behind the scenes at HGI Graphics to see how they make some of the best helmets in college football and they're a local firm based in Newberg, OR.
■ Aaron Fentress previews the linebacker position where you'll find rising star Tyson Coleman.
In the Ducks' 3-4 scheme, the inside linebackers are expected to both fill holes and chase down ball carriers laterally. No Oregon linebacker is better equipped to do both than Coleman, who last year had 34 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:29 AM