Yard Lines on the Horizon
Friday, March 27, 4:00 p.m. PT
To be honest, there isn't a whole lot I can offer today from a blog standpoint. One could argue that's always the case. But with spring practices set to begin next week, it seemed like an appropriate time to get back in the habit of snapping amateur photos and posting nuggets of Oregon football information on a somewhat regular basis. So, here we go...
The Ducks spring schedule will consist of 15 organized practices, starting Tuesday, March 31, and culminating on Saturday, May 2, with the annual Spring Game. The team was initially going to hold its first practice on Monday, but the coaching staff figured the first day of classes for the spring quarter would be enough for players to deal with that day. Workouts will typically be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, each week, and go from 8:45 to 10:50 a.m.
Oregon's grass practice fields are being prepped for the start of spring drills next week.
Weather permitting, most of the practices will be held on the grass practice fields. Those sessions, and any in Autzen Stadium, will be open to the public. Due to space limitations and safety concerns, I'd discourage fans from attending practices when they are held inside the Moshofsky Center.
Here's a look at the depth chart heading into spring ball. By no means is this a hard and fast list for projecting the likely lineup for Oregon's early September trip to Boise (more on that game later in this blog). Take it for what it's worth.
Left Corner: Walter Thurmond III, Anthony Gildon, Kenjon Barner, Will Wallace
Free Safety: T.J. Ward, Titus Jackson, John Boyett, Pono Kam
Rover: Marvin Johnson OR Javes Lewis, Brian Butterfield, Chad Peppars, Max Pond
Right Corner: Talmadge Jackson III, Willie Glasper, Scott Grady
SAM Linebacker: Eddie Pleasant, Riley Showalter OR Josh Kaddu, Tyler Briffett
MIKE Linebacker: Casey Matthews, Kiko Alonso OR Brandon Hanna, Blake Thompson
WILL Linebacker: Spencer Paysinger, Dewitt Stuckey, Tyrell Irvin, Jennings Stewart
Defensive End: Will Tukuafu, Zac Clark, Mike DiVincenzo
Defensive Tackle: Blake Ferras, Simi Toeaina, Terrance Montgomery
Defensive Tackle: Brandon Bair, Tonio Celotto, Conrad Davis
Defensive End: Kenny Rowe, Terrell Turner, Matt Simms, Chris DiVincenzo
Wide Receiver: Jamere Holland, Garrett Embry, Mike Mackie, Justin Hoffman, Lavasier Tuinei
Left Tackle: Darrion Weems, Lance Barker
Left Guard: Bo Thran, Ramsen Golpashin, Charlie Carmichael
Center: Jordan Holmes, Max Forer, Justin Fritz
Right Guard: Mark Asper, Cody Gates
Right Tackle: C.E. Kaiser, Nick Cody
Tight End: Ed Dickson, Dion Jordan, David Paulson, NaDerris Ward, Mychal Rivera
H-Back: Malachi Lewis
Wide Receiver (inside/slot): Chris Harper, Rory Cavaille, Will Murphy
Wide Receiver: Jeff Maehl, Aaron Pflugrad, Blake Cantu, Sean Daly, D.J. Davis
Quarterback: Jeremiah Masoli, Justin Roper, Darron Thomas, Nate Costa
Tailback: LeGarrette Blount, Andre Crenshaw, Remene Alston Jr., LaMichael James
Kicker/Kickoffs: Morgan Flint, Rob Beard, Justin Dougherty, Daniel Padilla
Punter: Tim Taylor
Long Snapper: Zach Taylor, Jeff Palmer, Sam Doman
Holder: Tim Taylor, Justin Roper
Note: All active player bios will be updated by the start of spring practice
SEASON OPENER AT BOISE STATE
Contrary to several media reports today, Oregon's season opener at Boise State has not been officially moved from Saturday, Sept. 5, to Thursday, Sept. 3. Could it happen? Absolutely. Will it happen? Personally, I hope so, but it is not set in stone at this point. Keep your browser pointed at GoDucks.com and we'll let you know of any changes as they become official.