Here's Oregon's 76-player travel squad for today's 12:30 p.m. PT kickoff at Virginia.
Note that there's no limit to the size of the squad for a nonconference road game. In the Pac-12, the Ducks will be limited to 70 players on the road.
Quarterback (4): Marcus Mariota, Dustin Haines, Jake Rodrigues, Jeff Lockie
Running back (6): Kenny Bassett, Ayele Forde, Lane Roseberry, Thomas Tyner, Byron Marshall, De'Anthony Thomas
Wide receiver (10): Bralon Addison, Chance Allen, Dwayne Stanford, Josh Huff, Devon Allen, Blake Stanton, Daryle Hawkins, Chad Delaney, Keanon Lowe, B.J. Kelley
Tight end (5): Johnny Mundt, Colt Lyerla, Pharaoh Brown, Evan Baylis, Koa Ka'ai
Offensive line (12): Karrington Armstrong, Everett Benyard, Mana Greig, Cameron Hunt, Joe Pisarcik, Hamani Stevens, Jake Fisher, Hroniss Grasu, Tyler Johnstone, Matt Pierson, Andre Yrurtetagoyena, Brian Teague
Defensive line (10): Alex Balducci, DeForest Buckner, Taylor Hart, Ricky Havili-Heimuli, Wade Keliikipi, Arik Armstead, Jared Ebert, David Kafovalu, Sam Kamp, Ryan Hagen
Linebacker (14): Tony Washington, Christian French, Cody Carriger, Tyson Coleman, Boseko Lokombo, Oshay Dunmore, Isaac Ava, Derrick Malone, Grant Thompson, Rodney Hardrick, Torrodney Prevot, Rahim Cassell, Tyrell Robinson, Joe Walker
Defensive back (11): Reggie Daniels, Terrance Mitchell, Avery Patterson, Erick Dargan, Dior Mathis, Ben Butterfield, Chris Seisay, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Brian Jackson, Troy Hill, Issac Dixon
Special teams (4): Matt Wogan, Dylan Ausherman, Drew Howell, Alejandro Maldonado
On hand are nine true freshmen: Wogan, Mundt, Prevot, Hunt, Tyner, Robinson, Seisay, Pisarcik and Devon Allen. Wogan, Mundt, Prevot and Hunt all played in the opener, and I'd expect to see at least Tyner and Robinson play today.
The squad includes nine non-scholarship guys: Bassett, Roseberry, Stanton, Pierson, Teague, Kafovalu, Hagen, Ava and Thompson. Of that group, I'd expect that at least Bassett, Ava and perhaps Pierson will be regular members of the travel party this season.
The omissions that might jump out are junior receiver Eric Dungy, sophomore defensive tackle Stetzon Bair, sophomore offensive guard Jamal Prater and sophomore offense tackle James Euscher. Of the four, Bair and Prater played against Nicholls last week. (No need to ask; I won't be able to answer.)
The absence of defensive end T.J. Daniel probably cements the notion he'll be redshirted this season. Daniel played last fall as a true freshman at tight end, switched positions over the summer and has been with the scout-team defense the last two weeks, as has Bair.
Greetings from Scott Stadium: A look at the travel squad
Release Date: 09/07/2013
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