“He’s a big physical dude, runs heavy but still has that skill-set to run out of the backfield and catch the football, to be a great returner and protect and do some of the things that our guys do,” Helfrich said. “Having a bit more of a thumper absolutely can help you in goal line and short-yardage situations.”
■ Andrew Greif believes the secret behind Oregon's success is changing,
■ Dale Newton says the Oregon recruiting class stars are likely to shine over time.
Oregon has become one of the most successful teams because it evaluates and develops players as well or better than any team in the country. Marcus Mariota, LaMichael James played much better than the stars by their names said they would.
■ Josh White looks back at six outstanding performance from 2013.
■ Bralon Addison was a clutch receiver last season and looks to refine his skills in 2014.
■ The Ducks were picked second (just behind corvallis city) in the Pac-12 baseball preseason coaches poll yesterday.