In fact, though Brian Jackson and Avery Patterson have used up their eligibility and Terrance Mitchell has decided to forgo his senior season and prepare for the NFL draft, Coach Neal has been cited as a big reason Duck fans can breathe a sign of relief that there isn’t even greater turnover to overcome in the secondary. Bottom line: Don’t be surprised if Oregon’s secondary continues to be a strength in a conference that still likes to air it out.
■ Jake Tabor @ATQ relives a "Moment that Matters" from the 2013 season as Marcus Mariota put on quite a show.
■ Tyson Alger believes that the Oregon baseball team is quietly developing strength in the middle of the order.
"We have people that come up to us and tell us that 'Oh, it's Oregon. It's all about pitching and defense,'" [Mitchell] Tolman said. "People tell us we can't hit. That gives us a little fuel to the fire."
With the way the Ducks have scored runs as of late, it might not be wise to bring anything flammable into the ballpark.