■ Rob Moseley has your first spring football practice report.
Highlights: First day, first period, first play was Taj Griffin getting the ball in the backfield and bursting into the open field. The tempo drill was thus reset, and the defense got a stop when Arrion Springs stepped up to break up a ball from Prukop to Evan Baylis. … In one-on-one drills, the very welcome sight of Pharaoh Brown taking a short pass and fighting off Tyree Robinson for significant yards after the catch. Robinson bounced back later in the drill to break up a ball in the direction of Johnny Mundt.
■ Video interviews with Dakota Prukop and Mark Helfrich following the practice yesterday.
■ Tyson Alger talks about the return of Pharoah Brown to the practice field.
If Brown returns to 100 percent, the Ducks will have one of the deepest tight end groups in the country. Brown earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014 after catching six touchdown passes despite missing the last five games of the season, while Johnny Mundt and Evan Baylis both garnered plenty of experience in his absence last year.
■ Andrew Greif says Taj Griffin is expecting a lot more work at receiver this spring.
■ John Canzano looks at the new new coaches of the football team.
■ Cheridan Hawkins has earned NFCA national pitcher of the week recognition.