■ Ted Miller talks about the defensive line for the Ducks heading into spring practice.
The Ducks' D-line took a couple of hits with end Arik Armstead entering the NFL draft a year early and top DE/NT backup Sam Kamp opting to retire. The good news is end DeForest Buckner, the Ducks' best and most productive lineman in 2014, is back, as is solid NT Alex Balducci. The expectation is Tui Talia, who had 18 tackles last year, will replace Armstead opposite Buckner. The second unit features T.J. Daniel and Henry Mondeaux at the ends and Austin Maloata inside. Of course, more than a few folks will be curious about how quickly touted recruit Canton Kaumatule, an end who will participate in spring practices, adjusts to the college game.
■ Excellent story by John Canzano about the little things in life that are really important and it's not just the game.
■ Noah Smith looks at early QB commit Seth Green and how he did at the recent Elite 11 camp.
■ Nik Brownlee believes it is time for the Ducks to rally on the baseball field. And by the way, you belong at PK Park.