After Tuesday’s first day of spring football practice, Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota admittedly left the Moshofsky Center with less of his voice as when he started his day.
No doubt Mariota hopes to build on last years successful season and admits a large portion of that is to become more of a vocal leader in 2013.
It was business as usual for the Oregon Ducks Tuesday morning as they officially opened spring football drills in the secure confines of the Moshofsky Center.
Certainly from a reporters point of view, it was a strange site not seeing Chip Kelly and his green visor emerge from practice and walk to the throng of local media.
For Oregon football fans anxiously waiting to view the different coaching styles between former coach Chip Kelly and new head coach Mark Helfrich, some of those differences began to come into focus Monday afternoon when Helfrich hosted an informal round table meeting with members of the media in the Casanova Center.
By all accounts, it was a very solid first recruiting class for Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich.
On a day that more and more college football fans are viewing as an unofficial holiday, Helfrich enjoyed his first national signing day by securing 19 letters of intent – two of those from 4-star athletes who at the last moment changed their commitment in favor of Oregon.
( Watch the Mark Helfrich press conference by clicking the video box. Video courtesy of the RG )