appearance: helmets and shorts
First pre-season practice Dan Lanning An afternoon was held in Oregon on Friday afternoon, as the ducks began ramping up their preparations for the 2022 season.
The first practice elicits mixed reactions. There is enthusiasm in getting back together in practice, and seeing the progress made in summer training. There is an urgency as it becomes clear where there is still work to be done before opening.
Friday was no different.
“Good first day,” Lanning said. “There’s nowhere near where we need to be for the first game. But fortunately we haven’t played the first game yet.”
There was enthusiasm on several levels, from the staff’s point of view. For one thing, ducks are pretty much healthy by the start of camp. Some players who were restricted late last season, such as tight ends Patrick Herbert And the Cam McCormickand defense men Brandon Dorles And the Keonware Hudsonnow in the mix.
Those newcomers to the roster who weren’t in the spring drills took part in their first training as ducks. receiver Caleb Chapman He made two big plays in his first internship since moving to Oregon, and he’s back as a freshman Jordan James It caught Lanning’s attention, too.
From the offensive line athlete Josh Conley Jr. Defensive back length Khamari Tyrell To the receiver pickup radius Kyle CasperFriday was an opportunity to draw attention to the many men who made up Oregon’s impressive 2022 recruiting class.
Of course, enlistment rankings are now out the window. Now it’s time to play as college football players. And show continuous improvement, every day.
“One percent is what we look for in everything we do,” Lanning said. “Where can we find that?”
Camp continues Saturday. One area where Lanning would like to see a bump in improvement is sustainable implementation.
“Our guys seemed quick,” he said. “But I will say, around the eighth, we seemed to be slow. It’s learning how to play consistently fast, over time.”
The Ducks didn’t look match-ready on Friday in the eye of their new coach, but Friday wasn’t game day. Saturday is not, but the first game will be a day closer. And Lanning will be looking to see if the ducks are better one day as camp continues.
NBTraining will take place early this season in the afternoon, a departure from Oregon’s schedule in recent seasons. The ducks set off at about 2:45 p.m. Friday, and were finished around 5 p.m…. To prevent players from overheating in the midday sun, staff sprayed water on players who had not taken part in a workout at any point. And there was a whole period of training where the ducks went and sat on the bleachers under pop-up tents, swallowing liquids and snowy light pollutants. …
The exercise ended with a two-minute drill, and the offender was able to put points on the board two different times. …the south wall of the Oregon practice areas has been modified, and the wording on the wall has been updated to reflect program priorities. Now, the four words mentioned are “connection,” “hardness,” “growth,” and “sacrifice.”
Coach Dan Lanning
About the practice of moving to the afternoon
“Football must be difficult. We want to endure. We will play a lot of games in this position in the afternoon.”
On enhancing competition along his veteran offensive line
“You push them as much as you pay the other guys. So we move guys in different positions. Certainly none of them are cleared to be in theirs. There will be some confusion there. That’s part of figuring out who your top five is up front. Don’t assume that Just because of who it was before.”
Coach Dan Lanning