Kelly Pleased With Team

Eugene -- Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly was very happy and upbeat about his team's progress so far this spring. On Saturday the Ducks wore pads and were able to have contact and as usual for early in the spring, the defense won the day.

A large turnout of high school coaches were on hand as a coaches clinic was held this weekend in addition to the Ducks working off some of the winter rust. Junior Day was also held but Kelly would not discuss the student-athletes on hand.

Jon Gruden was also in attendance as he was the keynote speaker for the clinic.

Meanwhile on the practice turf inside the Moshofsky Center the Duck defenders, especially the starting line up look to be picking up right where they left off from last season. Kelly declared the defense the winners today and gave the unit the honor of wearing black jerseys until the next competition day (likely at the end of next week.)

The headman mentioned he was impressed with three newcomers, Dior Mathis, James Scales and Terrance Mitchell. Mathis picked off a Darron Thomas pass during a passing drill.

Spring practice will conclude on May 1st when the annual spring game is played with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m.

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