Ducks start spring workouts on Wednesday

Oregon Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Mario Cristobal spoke to reporters before the start of the first day of spring practice on Wednesday, April 5. Cristobal outlined the expectations the Oregon coaches have on the players and upon themselves going into the spring training sessions.

Cristobal characterized the next few days as a "feeling out" process as the coaches get to know the athletes better as football players on the practice field.

The Oregon coaching staff changed dramatically following the end of a disastrous 4-8 season last year. Cristopal, who came from the University of Alabama,serving as the offensive line coach under legendary coach Nick Saban had some interesting things to say about how the rest of the country viewed the Oregon Ducks.

Now though, as a Duck coach, Cristolbal's task is to prepare the Oregon offense in adapting to the Willie Taggart-style of play. While there will be many things familiar to fans and observers about the 2017 team, there will also be some new wrinkles.

The first practice session was held on Wednesday morning and the next practice will be this Friday.

Cristobal expects he'll have a better idea of just how good the Oregon line is and what improvements it must work on by next week, when the Ducks travel to Jesuit High School in Beaverton for an open to the public practice.

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