It appears that not much has changed early in the Mark Helfrich era. Spring practices remain closed to both the public and the media, but there will be plenty of eyes watching the Ducks this spring.
The Ducks are expected to host a several recruits throughout the spring. The Ducks don't have a traditional junior day the way several other schools do these days. In this week's mailbag, we discuss the fact that despite not having a typical junior day, the Ducks seem to be making an effort to get more kids on campus for visits earlier in the process.
Michael S. (Oakland, Calif.): That's great that Morgan Mahalak (Novato, Calif./Marin Catholic) visited this week because I hear he is a very good athlete, but are the Ducks really recruiting him as a quarterback? It seems odd to recruit a player at a position as important as that, to a program like Oregon, without knowing how he plays at the position during an actual game. [Jared] Goff was the man for them [Marin Catholic], so I guess I just don't understand it. This is by no means a knock on the kid, as the coaches have forgotten much more than I'll ever know. Just curious if you had any insight.