News and notes from Oregon practice today, with comments in italics:
--BIG NEWs. A healthy, mobile Mariota makes the Ducks a different team in the Alamo Bowl, much more difficult to stop.
No practice report today, but Tyner and DAT had breakaway runs, Armstead put an O lineman on his back and Mariota hit C.Allen for a nice TD.
--Tyner was emerging big time over the last half of the season, and he may be a big factor in the bowl game. DAT has a knack for big plays, four long tds in the Rose and Fiesta bowls. Would be a great development for Armstead to become a more physical and aggressive player.
Chance Allen looks like the next top receiver for the Ducks, smooth, athletic, good hands. Among the reserves, he's made the biggest impression in late-game appearances. Had a td catch in the spring game, five catches for 98 yards this year, a 19.6-yd. average, including a 23-yard td catch against Nicholls, 37-yard grab against Colorado, and a 20-yarder in the loss to Stanford.
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon44m
Eagles might be healthiest team in NFL history. No 53-man roster transactions since season started. No starters limited/DNP on injury report
--Luck is one part of that, but so is conditioning, nutrition, and sports science. Nobody has better attention to detail or grasp of the complete picture than Chip Kelly.