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4-8, 6th in Pac 12 - North
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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon center Jake Hanson was one of four freshmen to start on the O-line last season. He said the transition to coach Willie Taggart and OL coach Mario Cristobal has been smooth.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Sophomore Malik Lovette is one of a handful of players that has been moved around since Willie Taggart got to Oregon. The transition from DB to WR has gone smoothly so far, he said. He's excited to introduce himself as a receiver this Saturday in Oregon's spring game.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon center Jake Hanson said that early enrollee Jordon Scott (6-foot-1, 335 pounds) has been one of the toughest guys he has gone up against at Oregon. Scott could be one of a few freshman to see major time for the Ducks in 2017.

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How Willie Taggart became an honorary Harbaugh

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh have two sons, Jim and John, and a daughter, Joani. But you might not know about their third son, "Jason Harbaugh," otherwise known as Willie Taggart, Oregon's new coach.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Justin Herbert throws with QB coach and co-offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the first big changes that's visible in the practice facility in the Willie Taggart era is the replacement of "Win The Day" signage with Taggart's favorite quote: Do Something.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon coach Willie Taggart said QB Justin Herbert is more athletic than many realize. Herbert showed off some of his scrambling abilities Friday at practice.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Spotted at Oregon's football practice: SuperSoakers. Not sure what drills these might be used for but it is a sign of the times and how Willie Taggart is trying to liven up practices for the Ducks.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert warms up with throws to running back Royce Freeman and wide receivers Darrian McNeal, Malik Lovette and Chayce Maday.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Oregon players have talked about the increased energy at practice this spring. They've been starting their drills with this quick team gathering.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon is supposed to have sunshine today for the first time in weeks. But, it's still overcast at the start of Oregon 's spring practice.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt brings a ton of energy to practice but when asked about his expectations for the spring he went very generic -- get better.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon freshman wide receiver Connor Berggren made some huge plays today. Had a nice one handed snag (first clip) and managed to keep his feet in bounds for another catch (second clip). He's a freshman who could be a surprise contributor in 2017.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson made some nice catches during practice on Wednesday. He finished the 2016 season with 52 catches and five touchdowns but could have a bigger role this upcoming season.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Early enrollee DT Jordon Scott (No. 34) is an interesting prospect for this Oregon defense. At 6-1, 335 pounds he's obviously a big guy that Oregon can plug in. But he also has a surprising burst. The main questions are how quickly he picks up the scheme and speed of college, as well as his endurance.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive line coach Joe Salave'a works with defensive lineman Elijah George during practice on Wednesday. Salave'a has his work cut out for him with a D-line that ranked among the worst in FBS last season.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon safety Fotu Leiato's hair is truly a thing of beauty.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Tony Brooks-James runs through contact during practice on Wednesday. The junior will be one part of a very good Oregon running back trio in 2017.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Royce Freeman said that he has noticed how the new Duck staff has taken a greater interest in the players' lives away from the field.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

The Oregon quarterbacks are wearing sensors on their throwing arms that measure velocity and the number of throws they make (among other stats). Justin Herbert said he doesn't know his exact velocity this season but made sure to mention that it *is* much better than last year.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon running back Kani Benoit said that he, Royce Freeman and Tony Brooks-James don't talk about having the nickname "The Three headed monster," but that he does feel like they can be effective like that during games this season thanks to their depth and varying skill sets.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon co-OC Mario Cristobal said one of his goals for RB Royce Freeman is that his physicality is the same in the fourth quarter as the first, meaning his numbers -- because guys are tired of tackling him at the end of the game -- improve as time goes on.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal said that in order for Willie Taggart's staff -- which features coaches from all over the country -- to bond, they've been having a lot of dinners together.

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