Spring drills are barely underway for the Oregon Ducks, but we are beginning to get a feel for the 2012 team.
Since Coach Chip Kelly has closed all of Oregon's practices this season, we have to go by post-practice interviews that Kelly, his assistants and some of the players are giving to various media who wait patiently outside the ropes, microphones in hand.
Thankfully, coaches and players have been very forthcoming with how they think things are going. To a man, they all seem to be having a great deal of fun and are quite positive. Could be it's just more fun than sitting in class on a nice spring day.
Here are my early spring grades for each unit of the team, based on reading between the lines of what coaches and players are saying. As we get closer to Oregon's spring game on April 28, these grades will most likely change—hopefully for the better.