BaskBask from q123's blog

Quarterback Dakota Prukop is new to Oregon and new to the Football Bowl Subdivision, but hes familiar with the Ducks opening opponent -- UC Davis. .Prukop, when he was at Montana State, directed a 77-37 victory over the Aggies in 2014.Hell get another shot with No. 24 Oregon and its potent offense Saturday at Autzen Stadium (5 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network).Prukop, who joined the team as a graduate transfer in the spring, won the starting job in fall camp.We are ready to go out and hit someone else, Prukop said. Im ready to take some hits and play some football again.Prukop, a dual-threat quarterback who had 7,347 yards of total offense in three seasons with the Bobcats, is the second consecutive one-and-done quarterback for the Ducks. He follows Vernon Adams Jr., a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington, who played well at quarterback last season when healthy.Prukop, a 2015 FCS All-American, will have many of Adams favorite targets back this season, including six of the teams top receivers, led by junior Darren Carrington, who averaged 87 receiving yards per game after returning from a six-game suspension.Dwayne Stanford caught 30 passes for 463 yards and five touchdowns. Charles Nelson, who split time at safety and receiver last year, is back on offense full time after catching 17 passes for 270 yards last season. Oregon also hopes for a return to form from tight end Pharaoh Brown, a first-team All-Pac-12 performer in 2014 who missed all of last season with a leg injury.Oregons always-strong ground game returns its top four rushers, led by Royce Freeman, an all-conference pick who ran for 1,836 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. He was the only FBS player to have at least 100 yards from scrimmage in every game last year.But the Ducks have questions, which is why they are not ranked as highly in the preseason as usual following their 9-4 season.Oregon has three true freshman starters on the offensive line, its backup quarterback is a true freshman (Justin Herbert), it has just one returning starter in the defensive front seven, and it lost potential starting cornerback Chris Seisay to transfer during camp.Were a long way from being any kind of defense, new defensive coordinator Brady Hoke said after Oregons final scrimmage of the fall.Coach Mark Helfrich brought in Hoke, the former Michigan head man, after Oregons defense allowed 37.5 points per game, ranking 115th out of 127 teams nationally. The Ducks will get to kick the tires on their new 4-3 scheme in the opener before the schedule gets harder -- vs. Virginia and then at Nebraska before conference play begins.UC Davis has gone 2-9 in each of the past two seasons and was picked to finish last in the 13-team Big Sky in a preseason coaches poll.Carrington might not play in the opener because of a minor shoulder injury suffered in camp. Wide receiver Devon Allen returned to the team following his fifth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the Rio Olympics, but it was unclear if he would play in the opener. . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.Guus Hiddink admits he is using mid-table security to promote youth and give Chelseas young players the chance to show what they can do. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has started three of the last four games under the interim boss, while Matt Miazga, Kenedy and Bertrand Traore have all had minutes under their belts in recent weeks.Chelsea were convincingly beaten 3-0 by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, but Hiddink does not believe the damage is irreparable. When asked how far Chelsea have fallen behind the likes of City at the top of the Premier League, he told Sky Sports Patrick Davison: Its difficult to say. You can restore it hopefully as soon as possible in the upcoming time.I must say that I use [this time] now to get some young players on board, and then there is a risk that you get a little bit outplayed, but thats not due to the young players. I want them to get the experience. Theres nothing to win for Chelsea, and then when you play a big team, for them its a very good experience. Matt Miazga started his Chelsea career this month The Blues have had a torrid campaign, parting company with Jose Mourinho in December. They now sit 110th in the league with little to play for, but Hiddink is desperate for his players to show some passion in the final weeks of the season. [There is] nothing at stake in silverware, of course, but having as difficult a season as Chelsea, everyone has to show his character and his pride at playing for the club in a difficult time, Hiddink said.Im very keen and Im very motivated to get the last games done with a good result and not let it slide away. Chelseas Ruben Loftus-Cheek (left) has started three of the last four matches Hiddink is expected to leave Chelsea at the end of the season when Antonio Conte takes his place as First Team Head Coach, but the 69-year-old was hesitant to reveal precisely what his plans are.I know, I know [what Ill do], he said. Taking a bit of holiday. But its too early now, its half-May and then well talk. Not today. I have a lot of ambition here and I hope we can end the season with our chest a little bit out front. Also See: Match report As it happened Chelsea fixtures Chelsea stats Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '

Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment


By q123
Added Feb 10


Your rate:
Total: (0 rates)


Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo