Eugene, Ore. -- Both Oregon and Oregon State have moved into the 'shells' or 'uppers' portion of fall camp signalling another step closer to the college football season.
Here are some practice notes from Tuesday, August 10, for Oregon and Oregon State. You can find post-practice video of Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal and Beaver head coach Jonathan Smith above.
Justin Flowe made two 'game changing tackles for loss' during the team period, continuing to display the abilities that made him one of the top 12 players in the country coming out of high school. The pairing of Flowe and Noah Sewell seems to be progressing nicely at the linebacker position, while a variety of defensive backs are stepping into the void after the suspension of two starters, Jamal Hill and DJ James. Safety Trikweze Bridges has moved to cornerback and is receiving positive reviews as well.
"I feel like we're getting really into the playbook", said Flowe. "We're playing more loose now. We're playing more free. I like the way it's going with the defense and how DeRyuter is calling his plays I think it's going real good."
Colorado transfer quarterback Sam Noyer impressed again, flashing his arm strength while linking up with a couple different Beaver receivers for touchdowns in the practice period. He took first team reps while Tristan Gebbia ran with the 'two's' for a few sets.
"We've been really impressed with how he's picked it up," said Jonathan Smith. "I think each day he's more and more comfortable. Talk about the timing and just adjusting to the offense. It's you know continued progress. It's not perfect right now. Especially we are rotating in multple positions. The quarterback thing has been equal for four straight days."
Isaac Hodgins also sustained an injury over the weekend that required foot surgery on Monday, which he underwent successfully. He will be out for 8-10 weeks.