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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Chantel Jennings has a spring position breakdown for the Oregon defensive backs.

The Ducks secondary will be going through some major transition this spring. It loses cornerbacks Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Troy Hill and Dior Mathis, as well as safety Erick Dargan, who led the Pac-12 in interceptions a season ago. But safety Tyree Robinson got some good experience there last season (finished with 36 tackles) and will work to solidify himself as the starter for the fall alongside the only returning starter in he secondary, safety Reggie Daniels. A season ago, Daniels finished as the team's third-leading tackler and though there are certainly strides to be made on the field for him, a lot of this spring will be about him filling a leadership void in the secondary. Chris Seisay stepped in for the injured Ekpre-Olomu in the postseason and because of that experience, defensive coordinator Don Pellum considers Seisay to be battle tested. At the corner spot opposite Seisay there will be some interesting competition between Arrion Springs, Mattrell McGraw and early enrollee Ugo Amadi.

■ The Oregon baseball team slid to #15 in the latest ranking after going 1-3 last week.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

D has been, and will continue to be solid. I think the #15 ranking is probably more appropriate for out team...not that they can't rise, but jumping them into the top-10 was a little premature. Word.