The Ducks lose undersized OG Mana Greig, who often struggled last year, but welcome back four starters, though LT Tyler Johnstone will miss spring practices after knee surgery. Center Hroniss Grasu earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors for a second time last year and is a likely preseason All-American -- he was second team for the FWAA in 2013. OG Cameron Hunt, who started five games as a true freshman, is almost certain to step into a starting guard positions opposite Hamani Stevens. Junior Andre Yruretagoyena is a guy to watch, also. It's likely position coach Steve Greatwood will do a lot of shuffling this spring, working a variety of combinations that allow him to develop depth.
■ ESPN has a position review for TE's in the Pac-12 as we head toward spring.
■ Oregon dropped the opening game to CSF yesterday 9-2 behind dominant pitching as the Ducks lost their first game of the season.
The Ducks suffered their first loss in nine games this season. They'll look to turn it around Saturday behind freshman phenom Matt Krook, who has 19 strikeouts and three walks in two starts this season, with a 2.03 ERA.