Fall camp starting sure makes my job easier. Lots of links today, but first, a reminder to vote in the second round of ATQ Fantasy Football Draft if you have not already done so.
- Rob Moseley's feature article today examines the three-way competition for the center position. The story focuses on Hroniss Grasu, who appears to have a slight edge over Karrington Armstrong and Hamani Stevens. This is one of the most intriguing position battles that will occur this month and one that may not be decided until the final week of camp.
- Aaron Fentress has a story on LaMichael James' decision to return to Oregon for his (redshirt) junior season. At this point, James is also leaving the door open for returning for his senior season as well, though I am not getting my hopes up.
- Lindsay Schnell runs down some of the candidates to fill the leadership void left by the departures of players like Casey Matthews, Nate Costa, Spencer Paysinger, Brandon Bair and Kenny Rowe. Schnell tabs David Paulson, Carson York, Terrell Turner and Michael Clay as the most likely to step up.
- Moseley, Chris Courtney, and Ken Goe have practice reports up from yesterday. All agree that De'Anthony Thomas looked impressive. Also earning a mention for positive performances were Colt Lyerla, Curtis White and Rahsaan Vaughn. On the other side, Moseley noted that B.J. Kelley and Darron Thomas did not have the sharpest days.
- Keeerrrttt's latest post on fishduck takes a look back at a record-setting night for Danny O'Neil and Cristin McLemore against Stanford in 1994. It's a detailed post (with videos) and definitely worth checking out.
- Ted Miller had a flurry of QB-related posts yesterday. First, he highlighted the issues that each veteran QB will face. Then Miller "debates" with Andrea Adelson about Pac-12 QBs versus C-USA QBs---though it is more of Miller asking about the top QBs in C-USA. Miller also has a "Getting to know your Pac-12 quarterbacks" post. Finally, in a non-QB post, Miller has a post discussing the recent stories that have focused on Lache Seastrunk rather than on Lyles.
- Athlon sports predicts the breakout players for the Pac-12 and both Michael Clay and Josh Huff earn a mention. Athlon also ranks Oregon's running back unit as the best in the nation.
- Finally, Phil Steele has the home records for all teams from 2001 - 2010. Oregon comes in at #17 with an overall record of 51-13, which is the second-highest home record for a Pac-10 team.
Don't forget to check out the videos after the jump.