Oregon's first day of spring practice is all about drills.

EUGENE, ORE. -- Oregon opened spring workouts on Wednesday and for the first time in six years, media had 30 minutes of access to practice. Here is a sample of what goes on in practice for the offensive line -- drills on the sled.

Some fans have a view of practice that is like a game that one would expect to see during the fall. However, practice is not like that -- it is about drills, repetition and more working on fundamentals of body position and this case with the offensive line, thrusting at a target.

During the time we watched practice, we saw lots of hustle on the part of the Oregon football team as they moved from one drill to the next.

The first day of the spring workouts under Oregon Head Coach Willie Taggart and his staff, is the first time the players and coaches have had a chance to work with each other on the practice field. This spring the Ducks will hold a total of 15 practice sessions including the annual spring game. 

There are three open practices scheduled (weather permitting) that fans will be allowed into watch the Ducks on the field of sweat and tears -- the practice field, on Friday, April, 7 and Saturday, April 8 on the Kilkenny Practice Field at the Autzen Complex in Eugene and then on April 15, at Jesuit High School in Beaverton.

Fans are reminded to check the weather forecast before going to Eugene practices because if the team is forced to move inside the Moshofsky Center, the public will not be permitted to observe to safety and space issues.


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