Oregon Ducks Spring Football Training Report: Thursday, April 21, 2022
The sun finally broke through the skies in Eugene on Thursday, prompting the Oregon Ducks to head outside for their final practice before Saturday’s spring game.
Here’s a look at what we were able to gather in the 15-20 minute media window.
The following players were restricted or absent from the media portion of Thursday’s practice.
– TE Patrick Herbert (Away)
– LB Mase Funa (Away)
– P Tom Snee (Absent)
– WR Justius Lowe (Away)
– DB Christian González
Gonzalez wore cleats on Thursday after wearing athletic trainers at the Moshofsky Center on Tuesday. He worked with limited players at the end of the field.
– LB Justin Flowe
Flowe continues to move very well in the practice portions open to the media, but he was still wearing sneakers on Thursday. It’s unclear whether he will be available to play in the spring game.
– CB Dontae Manning (wearing pads, sneakers, still wearing heavy brace)
– DL Popo Aumavae (no pads, no scarf)
– DL Brandon Dorlus (No pads)
– DL Keyon Ware-Hudson (No pads)
– S Daymon David (No pads, sneakers)
-OL Michael Wooten
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– OL Bailey Jaramillo
– TE Cam McCormick
The following players have returned to practice after missing Tuesday’s practice.
– LB Noah Sewell (illness)
Sewell worked without limitation after an absence on Tuesday. Head coach Dan Lanning said he wasn’t feeling well but appeared to be in fine form on Thursday.
– DB Bryan Addison (illness, injury unknown)
Lanning said Tuesday that Addison was also feeling bad weather and was “down,” but security was on the ground with no limitations.
– OL Bram Walden
Walden appeared to be doing a bit more than usual on Thursday after spending most of the spring with the rehab and mobility group.
Notes and Observations
The Ducks did not engage in 11-on-11 drills during the media game, focusing on ball safety, path and accuracy.
After stretches, the quarterbacks and skill-position players separated on the opposite field, where the coaching staff, including Lanning, wore boxing gloves and set up tackle dummies. All of the quarterbacks were doing a great job of standing and hanging on to the football, while some of the players in the skill position were being knocked down by Running Backs coach Carlos Locklyn, who was trying to hit the ball with a heavy buffer.
Then the quarterbacks threw the wide outs in unison, with a lunge, a Z and an X, with the quarterbacks spinning whoever they threw to.
Ty Thompson continued to miss high, especially on mid-to-deep throws. Jay Butterfield was probably the most impressive of the three, delivering in stride on multiple deep balls. Bo Nix was also solid, but didn’t throw as fast as the other two.
troy franklin had a fall on a perfect pitch to a deep lane. Kenny Dillingham was looking for Isaiah Brevard and josh delgadolooking for them to use their speed on their cuts more often.
In the special teams, Darren Barkin, Noah Whittington, Sea Dollars, Aaron Smithand Byron Cardwell returned kicks during Seven McGee, Chase Cota and Kris Hutson returned punts. Tom Snee wasn’t there during the media portion, so the main punting duties went to Will Hutchinson.
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