“My mindset has totally changed,” Prevot said. “I'm more focused on the field, more confident out there.”
A former U.S. Army All-American, Prevot played in 12 games last season, making 14 tackles and getting in on three sacks. He’s a gifted pass-rusher, and he’s working to expand his skill set; improved open-field tackling is a focus for the defense as a whole this spring, and Prevot has bought into that personally.
■ The Spring Game rosters were released yesterday and it seems evenly matched.
■ Chantel Jennings reports Erick Dargan might have the most prominent role this year.
■ Ifo Ekpre-Olomu expanded on his decision to not enter the NFL draft this year yesterday.
■ Casey Fluegge believes the Duck receivers will stand up to the test in 2014.
■ Jake Tabor @ATQ goes back to last season for "Moments that Mattered" against the Cougs.
■ Andrew Greif has a good story about walk-on punter Ian Wheeler who is making a name for himself.
"I describe Ian as one of those guys who would hit .300 and hit three home runs versus the guy who hits .230 and hits 25 home runs," said [Tom] Osborne, who called Wheeler's strength his steadiness, not the pure strength of his leg. "The biggest thing with any specialist at any position -- place kicker, snapper, punter, whatever -- is consistency, and that’s what he did a great job of last fall. He came in last year and beat out a guy who was on scholarship."