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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Saturday practice report.

Highlights: The offense scored in both clutch periods to end the day, with Daryle Hawkins catching a ball in traffic with the ones and Chance Allen outleaping a defensive back in the end zone with the twos. The offense was assessed a celebration penalty after Allen's touchdown, moving the PAT back, but Alejandro Maldonado nailed the "game-winning" kick. … Mariota may have that long streak without an interception in games, but he was picked off by his good friend Isaac Ava in seven-on today. It was no fluke; Ava nearly picked off Mariota just a couple of snaps earlier. That said, Mariota followed up the pick with a touchdown pass. … Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had at least two interceptions on the day.

As I try to do once a week or so, I walked around to the far side of the field during seven-on to watch pass-rush drills. Ricky Havili-Heimuli was a star of the show, dominating all three reps I saw him take. Torrodney Prevot showed off his athleticism by winning a couple reps, though on a third he was contained by Everett Benyard. Tyler Johnstone also scored a couple wins for the offensive linemen.

■ Dale Newton wonders if you're worried as the Ducks face their old nemesis Stanford, the SI cover jinx and destiny all in the same week.

Ted Miller reminds us the wait is almost over after a slate of B-games this week.

■ Johnny Mundt is a good example of how hard work and discipline have lasting rewards.

Andrew Greif takes a closer look at the bond between Scott Frost and his brother Steve.

Thursday evening, a wall and about 15 feet will separate Scott – Oregon’s first-year offensive coordinator – from the booth that holds Steve, Stanford football’s public address announcer since 1999.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Dude...B games is right...the Pac slate was LAME!