Oregon's second scrimmage of the spring took place Tuesday, as head coach Chip Kelly said the Ducks got off 141 total team snaps this morning inside Autzen Stadium. According to Kelly, the high volume of snaps today was a lot, even for Oregon's lofty standards.
"Usually we're in the 120 (range)," said Kelly. "We were a little bit higher today, but anytime you can get that many full-speed plays on tape, you're really getting some good tape to teach off of. We'll get a day off tomorrow to go through film and what not with those guys and then come out on Thursday...but that's a pretty good clip for us."
As far as highlights from the scrimmage are concerned, Kelly said that both junior wide receiver Daryle Hawkins and redshirt freshman challenger at quarterback, Marcus Mariota, had strong performances during today's session.
On the offensive line, sophomore Jake Fisher was a revelation last season, appearing in 13 games as a true freshman and seeing the majority of his action at right guard. Heading in to 2012, Fisher says he's been focused primarily on playing tackle, his most natural position despite having played it sparingly for the first time ever last year after starring at tight end and defensive end exclusively throughout high school.
"We've got Dion Jordan, we got Isaac Remington; we've got so many good guys that are making me 10 times better going from playing tight end and d-end (in high school)," said Fisher. "I had never played tackle before, so I never really had an idea besides at camps, so I kind of just learned it...I feel more comfortable at tackle, but I can play guard too."
Speaking of Jordan, Fisher heaped additional praise on the 6'7'', 241 lbs. senior, calling him one of the best at his position in the entire country.
"He has every move you can think of," said Fisher, sounding a like player who has incurred Jordan's wrath for nearly a year now. "He's probably one of the best (pass) rushers in the nation. He's got the inside move, the outside move, he can spin move on you, speed rush, whatever; he can do it."
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