Friday, August 26, 2011

Winning the fall camp: the Ducks accomplished everything they needed to in three weeks

They came out relatively healthy. At Arizona they've endured five catastrophic knee injuries since spring, but the Ducks have been blessed. A few players dinged up, Josh Huff nursing a lower leg, Curtis White with a serious achilles injury that will sideline him for several weeks, but the Ducks are intact and healthy, particularly on the offensive line, where they needed a solid camp to jell a unit many felt was their most serious question mark.

The offensive line had a marvelous camp. They hardly spent a minute with a player in a red jersey, and that gave them the time and reps to jell as a unit. Steve Greatwood saw his five best lock down their starting spots. Weems, Asper and York were known quantities, but Hroniss Grasu claimed the center position with determined work in the weight room this off season, following it up with a very consistent fall. He pushed the contenders aside with his strength and consistency.

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