Wednesday, February 18, 10:15 a.m. PT
When the Oregon Ducks begin their spring practice season on March 30, casual observers and passers by may be momentarily confused as to who the quarterback is wearing No. 8 and playing with the "1s". The new No. 8 will be the old No. 2, Jeremiah Masoli.
If nothing else, this could be a stealth way to confuse UO's first opponent in 2009 - Boise State - as the Bronco defense will undoubtedly be watching marathon film sessions featuring a deuce-clad signal caller. The Broncos are 49-1 over their last 50 home games, so any nugget of deception - no matter how small - can only help.
Masoli's new digit was certainly good to Terence Scott, who was Oregon's leading receiver as a senior last season.
Photo by Eric Evans, photoshoped by Joe Waltasti.
UNGER, TUPOU FIRST TO REPORT
Max Unger and Fenuki Tupou were the first of Oregon's seven invitees to report to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The combine starts today and runs until Tuesday, but workout days vary based on a player's position. Unger and Tupou, who are in Group 2 (offensive line), will go through orientation, interviews, a pre-exam and x-rays today, followed by more interviews, testing and meetings on Thursday and Friday, before the actual combine workout on Saturday.
Jeremiah Johnson and Jaison Wiliams arrive tomorrow with their workouts slated for Sunday. Sonny Harris works out Monday and Jairus Byrd and Patrick Chung follow on Tuesday.