- Portland Tribune - Sports
The injured players this spring: fullback Jason Turner (will do drills only); starting offensive linemen Max Unger (drills) and Geoff Schwartz (drills); receiver Derrick Jones (drills); starting defensive tackles Jeremy Gibbs (not cleared for any practice) and Cole Linehan (not cleared) and reserve D-tackle Simi Toeaina (drills).
• 'Finding a replacement at center is the most important thing in (the offensive line) group,' coach Mike Bellotti says.
• Offensive lineman Mark Asper will practice with the Ducks after returning from a two-year church mission.
• Marvin Johnson's offseason impressed Bellotti as the redshirt freshman looks to play in the deep UO secondary. 'He really had a productive winter in terms of improving his strength and speed,' the coach says.
Bellotti cites Johnson, Jordan Holmes, C.E. Kaiser, Brandon Bair and Spencer Paysinger as redshirt freshmen who could make an impact.
- Jason Vondersmith