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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Rob Moseley reviews the 2013 linebacker squad and looks forward to the likely starters in 2014.

With Lokombo the only senior in the group, the linebacking corps figures to be a major strength of the 2014 team. New defensive coordinator Don Pellum — who will remain the position coach for the MIKE and WILL — cited all the depth as a primary reason for sticking with a 3-4 base defense going forward. His task in April is to sort through the mix of returning starters and talented newcomers, as it's not inconceivable to think both Robinson and Mattingly could make the two-deep come fall. On the outside, new position coach Erik Chinander has a bunch of experienced guys back, too. Washington is a mainstay, allowing French more time to develop. And when healthy, Coleman is a good bet to replace Lokombo's production. Prevot might be the best pure pass rusher of the group, and now will look to show he's strong enough in other aspects to push Coleman for time.

Josh Huff continues to impress during day two of Senior Bowl prep.

Huff continued to stand out in his position group and Herron struggled with a few drops and at times looked uncomfortable settling under the ball.

■ Dale Newton talks about recruiting after Budda Baker.

■ Andy McNamara and Rob Moseley talk about the off-season for the football team and what is coming up.

■ George Horton discusses key roles in the 2014 Oregon pitching rotation.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

It's really too bad about the struggling efforts to recruit...seems weird given all Oregon has done. You have to wonder if it's in-part due to coaching. Word.