The biggest news that came out of the Oregon’s spring football practice ( 13th overall ) on Monday was running back Kenjon Barner admitting he’s paired with sophomore QB Bryan Bennett for Saturday’s annual spring football game. Big news considering the media and fans haven’t been allowed to watch one snap of practice since drills began 3 weeks ago.
Now just five days away from the annual Oregon spring football game, Duck head coach Chip Kelly praised his teams progress heading into the last week of practice, however his praise seemed tempered with cautious optimism. “I’m pleased” said Kelly after Monday’s practice outside of Autzen Stadium. ”We’re never satisfied. You always have to get better. Their attention to detail and what we’ve asked them to do is where it needs to be for us to be successful. It can always be better and everyone understands that.”
“Incomplete” said offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich on Friday when asked to provide a grade for competing quarterbacks Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota. “They’re doing some really good things” said Helfrich outside of Autzen Stadium after Friday’s practice. “In general, very happy with the direction they’re headed,..but they’re headed.”
Once a year the annual NFL draft is held in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. This year, former Duck players LaMichael James, David Paulson, Darron Thomas, Mark Asper, Josh Kaddu and Eddie Pleasant hope their names will be part of the ceremonies in the Big Apple.