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Vincent could make a difference

For many years I have always believed that the Oregon Spring Football Game provides the first glimpse of the team that will take the field the next fall. The games usually include a number of returning starters, a lot of underclassmen and redshirts who begin to make impressions, and a dozen or more new faces including walk-ons and transfers. Sometimes there might even be a new coach or two to watch.

In the past, I have always tried to make sense of the team from its spring game performance. I try to determine who will fill the two-deeps on the roster and who will emerge as team leaders. I have even tried my hand at evaluating the Ducks at this early stage against other Pac-10 Conference teams seeing if I can get a jump on all the preseason publications and prognosticators. After... Recommended Stories

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