Venue: Outdoor practice fields
Fittingly, it was a glorious sunny day in Eugene for the start of Oregon football's spring practices Thursday.
The Ducks held their first of 15 spring workouts, a schedule that culminates in the Spring Game on May 1. The team will practice Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday each week, with lifting, meetings and walkthroughs on the days in between.
Thursday's practice didn't depart much from what the Ducks would do during the season. They began in position groups, advanced into bigger units for 3-on-2, 5-on-4, and 7-on-7 periods, then did periods for the full team, both offense-defense and special teams.