Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich Following Practice//Friday April 18th 2014//KPNWSports

Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich Talks 'Teachable Moments' of Spring Practice

Oregon finished week three of Spring Practice on Friday and there are several questions still outstanding in my mind, but the ones that were the focus on Friday were backup quarterback where there was still not much separation, as well as  at Wide Receiver. With the loss of Bralon Addison it seems that Keanon Lowe has stepped up his play. Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich spoke about Friday’s tempo.

Our guys are competing hard, defense had the upper hand today(Friday), we’ll see if the offense can turn it around.

Helfrich on Spring Practice

With incoming players out of High School, along with several veterans returning from various positions there is always a time in Spring Practice for teachable moments, be it a faster route or better blocking. When it comes to Oregon football I do know the coaches will have these guys prepared for the 2014 season.

There’s a million teachable moments…we don’t stop. During the off days we have team meetings. It’s really good. We have a high standard and want to amp that standard up even more.

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich on teachable moments in Spring Practice

The most intriguing matchup to watch moving forward will be on Offense, at Wide Receiver. I will be interested in seeing what Oregon’s young wide receiving corps can do and that starts with a leader. That leader is now Keanon Lowe. Of course, there are more questions about the position. Where does former Oregon Ducks Basketball player Johnathan Loyd fit into the position? Addison was also a key member of the punt return unit. Who takes over in that spot?

In due time we will know the answers. For now we will have to wait until May 3rd and the Spring Game(11am, Pac-12 Networks)  to see it in action.

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