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Friday, February 28, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

ESPN looks at the top returning players in the Pac-12 including Marcus Mariota.

■ Kyle Bonagura gives us a spring preview capsule in the Pac-12 north including Oregon.

Don Pellum replaces longtime defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who held the job for the previous 17 seasons. It'll take some adjusting without Aliotti around, but Pellum, who has spent 23 years coaching at Oregon, figures to make it close to a seamless transition.

Ted Miller wonders if the Pac-12 has a Stanford problem as looks for the breakthrough team heading into the spring.

■ Gerry Hamilton @ESPN ($) looks at the top position classes in the Pac-12.

■ Rob Moseley believes the series with Cal State Fullerton should have major postseason implications.

Tyson Alger wonders if the recent surge in power for the baseball team will continue as the schedule ramps up.

Players on the Oregon baseball team know how the song goes. They play in a pitcher's park that is more welcoming to slap singles and speed than power. They're a team that is missing a bat, doesn't have that pop and better run if they want to score. 

But before going ahead and finishing the rest of the verses to this season, catcher Shaun Chase has some advice: Don't write the chorus yet. 

"We're the 2014 Ducks," Chase said after Tuesday's 8-2 win over Portland. "We're going to be able to hit this year. PK Park better watch out for us." 


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I'm super excited for the CSF series!