Summer Workouts More Intense

Eugene -- On a warm summer afternoon Oregon junior defensive lineman Isaac Remington was surveying his teammates as they conducted a 7-on-7 drill as the Ducks were preparing to undergo a rigorous hour of conditioning led by Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Radcliffe. Nearly the entire roster of scholarship athletes were on hand and Remington took time to talk about how things were going.

Isaac Remington, 6-6, 270 came to Oregon last winter from Phoenix College and was able to enroll early as part of the 2010 recruiting class. Remington made his presence felt during spring ball and impressed many on the sidelines with his tenacity and play. He was also a welcome relief for those that worried about the depth in the Oregon defensive line.

On Friday afternoon though, Remington was preparing to engage in Coach Rad's summer work, which the big D-lineman described as "intense."

Remington also talked about Oregon's new defensive scheme. The subject has been talked about at great length on eDuck's message boards after poster FishDuck noticed the Ducks in a new formation.

Remington said the new scheme takes some getting used to, as he came from a junior college that ran a 4-3 scheme. However, it was just a matter of time for everyone to get on the same page, and while the 3-4 is something new, fans can also expect to see the more familiar 4-3 scheme also played.

Speaking of the 7-on-7 drill, quarterback Nate Costa did most of the passing and the drill lasted about 20 minutes before Radcliffe stepped onto the practice field. Costa demonstrated his great spiral pass and was nearly dead-on with each throw. D.J. Davis made catching the ball look easy, but it was easy to see there were plenty of receivers, whether it was running backs, tight ends or wide receivers, to man the Duck roster for the upcoming season.

The team will conclude summer workouts next week and will reassemble on Aug. 9th when fall camp begins.

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