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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Rob Moseley covers the action from the morning practice and the late practice yesterday.

Morning: Freshman cornerback Chris Seisay put on a little show in seven-on-seven. He was in coverage for a deep ball that was just a touch under thrown, and came up with the interception. Moments later he broke on an out route to break up a pass near the sideline. Then he had a receiver blanketed down the field, and the QB was careful not to under throw this one — so safety Tyree Robinson was able to swoop in and make an interception over the top.

AfternoonAs usual, the competition day was close entering the final period, an 11-on-11 scenario in which the offense had the chance to drive the field. Tyler Johnstone's pancake block to spring [De'Anthony] Thomas and a Jeff Lockie-directed drive that included a long pass to Devon Allen helped the offense keep it close. But the defense held on thanks in part to an interception by Arik Armstead — yes, the hulking defensive end — and a fumble recovery by Dior Mathis.

■ Will the Autzen sellout streak continue? Probably but you can do your part here.

■ Ryan Thorburn comments on the Ducks entering the dog days of fall camp.

Fox Sports 1 will be televising the opening game against Nicholls State. FS1 is channel 723 (HD) for local Comcast customers.

■ Coach Don Pellum is waiting for consistency from his inside linebackers.

■ Scott Frost has all the faith in the world in his running backs.

■ Jason Quick notes the punting job has narrowed to either Dylan Ausherman or Alejandro Maldonado.

■ Dale Newton profiles cornerback Terrance Mitchell.

“Confidence takes you a long way,” Mitchell said to Rob Moseley of the Register-Guard. “You can have fake confidence and real confidence. I’m trying to have that real confidence, to the point where I’m back in high school, where nobody fazed me. I was still humble, don’t get me wrong. But I wasn’t worried about anybody.”

Terrance Mitchell's path isn't completed. The attention given to others, the notoriety of being a star athlete in a small college town, the pressure of high expectations, the trivial irritation of being relatively overlooked, none of that phases him. He just wants to win and compete.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

With the prices they are asking, the sellout streak may stop!