With Oregon's bye, there was no practice on Monday. So, no practice highlights. Enjoy the rest of your quack below.
I don't know. I just try to keep my head, and my guys did an awesome job keeping their heads. They did come after us a couple times, and for our guys to hold their character really says a lot about this team.
-- Marcus Mariota on whether his "Let us play" plea to officials had a subsequent effect on Zumwalt.
- The Ducks kick off "improvement week" today, with game preparations for next week's Thursday showdown with Stanford to begin on Saturday.
- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was named one of 15 semi-finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the top defensive back in the country.
- Over at the Pac-12 blog, Ted Miller offers his look back at week 9, Kevin Gemmell names Byron Marshall and Avery Patterson as his players of the week, and Gemmell has a video segment talking about Oregon and Stanford both taking care of business in preparation of Nov. 7th.
- As Noah noted yesterday evening, the Ducks picked up another verbal commitment as Justin Hollins, a prep DE/LB prospect from Texas announced his plans to become a Duck. Here's Noah's post from yesterday.
- The women's soccer team came up with a huge 1-0 upset of #12 California at home yesterday. It was Oregon's first win against a ranked opponent since 2011.
- Finally, don't forget to make your picks in the jersey contest by Friday evening this week.