- One of the biggest factors in Oregon's defensive issues last season was a significant drop in tackles for loss. Improving in that category has been a main focus of spring practice. With Don Pellum's new emphasis on aggressiveness instead of merely reaction, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more big plays from the defense, though that might come at a cost of giving up more big plays. That might not be a bad thing though. Oregon's defense last season was thought to be one of the weakest in the past few years, despite giving up only 4.61 yards per play.
- Andrew Greif profiles on walk-on running back Lane Rosberry. The life of a walk-on is always filled with questions, but Roseberry's fate is even more up in the air after sitting most of spring with a knee injury.
- George Horton has a new trick up his sleeve this season: the late-game defensive substitution.
- It's official! 5-star guard Jaquan Lyle is now officially signed as a Duck.
- Oregon softball won yet another game as they took their 7th straight win. This one, against Portland State, was a bit closer than we're used to, as the Ducks used two solo home runs in the 6th inning to lead, and eventually win, 4-2.
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The improvement of the offensive line will be key for Oregon next season, especially with the loss of Bralon Addison. Good news, Hamani Stevens is drawing a lot of praise after an inconsistent 2013.