Thursday, April 15, 2010
Defense dominates Ducks scrimmage
By Ted Miller ESPN.com
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 took a break from his coaching duties to film a segment with Ted Miller and Darron Thomas.