Thursday, April 12, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Rob Moseley and other reporters talk to Rashaan Vaughn about the Tuesday scrimmage, and how practice and the other players are fairing this spring.
Vaughn is battling for playing time with, among others, the Ducks’ hard-charging class of redshirt freshman receivers — Devon Blackmon, B.J. Kelley and Tacoi Sumler — and indeed has taken a backseat to those unproven but promising prospects in the minds of many outside the program. The same goes for Oregon’s other recent JC transfers, with senior offensive lineman Ryan Clanton somewhat overlooked in favor of four redshirt freshmen in the hype department, and defensive lineman Jared Ebert poised to break out following a redshirt season but overshadowed by incoming freshman Arik Armstead.
• Charles @FishDuck.com has the first of a three part series on Chip Kelly's "efficient use of practice time" as noted in a Nike coaches clinic last year.
• Josh @FishDuck.com looks at how Chip finally got the BCS title after three attempts and what might come in the future.
• Aaron Fentress looks at the competition to replace Eddie Pleasant.
• Jeffrey Martin notes that former Oregon QB Nate Costa would like to be your kid's football guru.
In Costa’s native California, personal football tutoring has become serious business. Costa, who lives in Eugene after a brief stint with the Springfield police department, sensed a void in Oregon.
Now, despite steady current work from Comcast Sports Net and some radio work, he’s ready to branch out to a field that hasn't quite exploded here.
“I think my knowledge is being wasted on TV and radio,” Costa said. “I can only say so much... It takes one on one, a hands-on approach.”
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:46 AM