You can tell it’s Spring in Eugene when Oregon Football practice is set to start. This will be the first year for new Head Coach Mark Helfrich running the ship, and he had hinted to the possibility of (and I say this cautiously) more on that in a minute.
As far as the practice schedule, it’s going to be over a five week period, four days each week starting on Tuesday, April 2nd.
Week 1 – April 2, 3, 5, 6
Week 2 – April 8, 9, 11, 12
Week 3 – April 15, 16, 18, 19
Week 4 – April 22, 24, 27
Head Coach Mark Helfrich has mentioned the possibility of holding open practices, meaning open to the public. Aside from ‘mentioning’ this, there has been no final word on this policy. This would be a welcome change from Former Coach Chip Kelly, now with the Philadelphia Eagles who closed practices during his time at Oregon.
Oregon’s Spring Practices will conclude with the Spring Game at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, April 27th at 11am. I’m not sure if you saw the footage of Marshawn Lynch scoring his last touchdown but it wasn’t for the Seattle Seahawks – it was for the Cal Bears in their Spring Game last weekend. (he went into the endzone untouched on a 4th and 10 play.) Now, fast forward to April 27th at Autzen. Could Oregon bring back an alum to play on the field one more time? We’ll have to wait and see.
The Spring Game will again honor Military members past and present and will be broadcast on the Pac 12 Networks.
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