Defense dominates Ducks scrimmage

April, 15, 2010
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Neither of Oregon's quarterbacks fighting for the starting job was able to get much going against the fast Oregon defense during the first scrimmage of the spring, which included 122 plays at Autzen Stadium.

Senior Nate Costa completed 8 of 21 passes for 77 yards, while sophomore Darron Thomas was 8 of 22 for 101 yards and an interception. The defense limited the offense to less than 40 percent passing and 3.3 yards per carry on 64 rushing attempts for 211 yards.

Former tight end Dion Jordan -- dubbed the "Praying Mantis" by defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti -- continued to be impressive at defensive end, recording a sack for a safety. JC transfer Isaac Remington and Brandon Hannah also recorded sacks. Mikey Dosen and Terrell Turner grabbed interceptions.

Chip Kelly
Courtesy of Andy McNamaraChip Kelly took a break from his coaching duties to film a segment with Ted Miller and Darron Thomas.
It might have helped the defense a bit that running backs LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner did not see any action after the second series.

Here's an account from The Oregonian. And from Rob Moseley's blog.

And Andy McNamara's account on "Duck Feed" includes statistics.

By the way, some of you have complained about the camera work in this video. I've forwarded the concerns to cameraman Chip Kelly.

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