Mark Helfrich gave the Oregon Ducks the day off today after a productive full-pads practice on Thursday afternoon following a morning walk-through.
New Sports Illustrated Cover Boy Marcus Mariota was especially sharp in 7-on-7. Rob Moseley of goducks.com reported that Chance Allen and Blake Stanton made a pair of athletic receptions to help him. Moseley says Allen, a tall, smooth redshirt freshman from Missouri City, Texas, has stood out in the last several days. The 6-2, 195-lb. wideout had a 20-yard touchdown catch in the spring game, a beautiful double move on a Z-out route, with a perfect toss by Jake Rodrigues.
Getting some air time: B.J. Kelley skies for the football, photographed at practice during his freshman year before the 2012 Rose Bowl win. Receivers coach Matt Lubick has some tough decisions ahead of him in the next two weeks, settling on a rotation among a dozen fast, talented candidates (Alex McDougall, Oregon Daily Emerald photo).
Interviewed after practice by D...