The Oregon Ducks kicked off their 2023 spring practice session in Eugene, Oregon on Monday, and the team is eager to start the season on the right foot. Led by head coach Mario Cristobal, the Ducks are looking to build off their impressive 9-4 campaign in 2022.
The Ducks will be without the services of some key players from last season, including quarterback Tyler Shough, who transferred to Texas A&M, and wide receiver Devon Williams, who left for the NFL. But Oregon still has plenty of talent, particularly on defense, which returns seven starters from last year’s team.
The team held its first practice on Monday, and the energy was palpable as the Ducks prepared for the season ahead. Cristobal was pleased with the turnout, saying, “We had a great first day of practice. The guys came out with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and it was great to see. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but I’m confident we’ll be ready to go come fall.”
The Ducks will be looking to replace some of their talented players from last season, but they also have some of the country’s top recruiting classes to look forward to. The 2023 class is currently ranked as the fourth-best in the nation, and the 2024 class is ranked sixth. With such a talented core of players, the Ducks should be in good shape come fall.
For now, though, the Ducks are focused on the present, and the task at hand is getting ready for the 2023 season. With the spring practice session now underway, the team is optimistic about what the future holds.
The Ducks have released a photo gallery to commemorate the start of spring practice. The photos provide a glimpse into the Ducks’ preparations for the 2023 season, as they continue to build on the success of last year.
The Oregon Ducks have officially begun their journey to a new season, and they’re hoping to make it a memorable one. With a talented roster, a top-notch coaching staff and a passionate fan base, the Ducks have all the ingredients to make it a successful one.