Oregon’s defense will always be underrated, because of the tremendous challenge of withstanding the Oregon offensive tempo. Raw yardage measures are skewed by late-game blowouts. The Ducks typically play 25 defenders a game. That deep rotation builds experience and morale, however, and the squad should bring the pride and intensity in spring practice.
■ Over at FishDuck.com Aaron Lewis says the next QB for the Ducks will keep the offense moving forward; Noah Smith talks about the "fiery" side of Scott Frost; and Sam Lea says the new recruits will bolster Duck football for years to come.
■ Oregon completed the three game sweep of St. John's by winning 8-6 yesterday.
Not much as gone sideways so far in 2015 for the Oregon baseball team, which opens a two-game midweek series against visiting San Francisco on Tuesday evening. But UO coaches will continue looking for the best recipe for success, which might mean adjusting a few ingredients on the pitching staff over the next few weeks.