The Oregon Ducks kicked off their 2012 spring practices with a closed session inside the Moshofsky Center on Tuesday.
One of the keys to their 2012 success on defense will be the veteran linebacker unit. Duck Sports Authority caught up with veteran Sam LB Boseko Lokombo to get his thoughts on spring camp.
"It's good to be back," began Lokombo. "It's good to start off on a rainy day in Eugene. It's good."
Inside the Moshofsky Center the Ducks started their spring sessions in dry conditions. Outside for interviews the weather continued unabated.
"This is the home of the rain I think," laughed Lokombo. "It's kind of nice to see the rain again. I've been out in the sun for the week, went on a little spring break road trip and now we're back ready to work."
"We are pretty happy with what we've got," said Lokombo of the linebacker group. "A lot of the younger guys are going to have to step up. It is good to have one of our main leaders back. Michael Clay, Kiko, obviously I'm one of the older guys too. We have a solid first group and now we're looking to bring the other guys up."
Lokombo expressed confidence in the ability of the Ducks presumed MLB for 2012.
"Kiko is a beast," assessed Lokombo. "He's known as a beast. He works hard and obviously he's an NFL prospect. He is a solid player and you could see that at the Rose Bowl game."
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Stay tuned to Duck Sports Authority for ongoing coverage of the Ducks as spring football kicks off for the 2012 season.