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Quack Fix: Royce Freeman ready to help lead Oregon offense

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  • After rushing for 1,365 yards (Pac-12 record for a true freshman) and 18 touchdowns last season, Oregon running back Royce Freeman is ready to carry the load in the backfield this season for the Ducks. Freeman will likely have an even bigger role this season in order to help take the pressure off either Vernon Adams or Jeff Lockie.
  • You knew Mark Helfirch was going to have to dodge questions about Oregon's upcoming quarterback battle at Pac-12 Media Days. Helfrich did compare Lockie to Darron Thomas and Nate Costa. And when asked to address the issue of Adams needing to show up late to camp, of course, Helfrich shot down the question real fast.
  • Another former Oregon track & field star is going to compete on the world stage. On Saturday, former Ducks thrower Sam Crouser booked his ticket to the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing laster this month by throwing a personal-best 83.33 meters (273 feet, 4 inches) in the javelin. The World Championships begin August 22.
  • The plaintiff in Oregon basketball's sexual assault case involving three former UO basketball players voluntarily dismissed head coach Dana Altman from the lawsuit surrounding the case. The lawsuit alleged that Altman knew of Brandon Austin's sexual misconduct allegations while at Providence College, yet still recruited him to Oregon.

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