Highlights (from Tuesday's practice)
- The Ducks were in the Moshofsky center in full pads, and the defense is focusing on Keith Price, who is on his way to having a record-setting season. The Ducks have noted, in particular, the Price has been able to extend plays with his legs, always an issue for a defense.
- Mariota threw a couple more touchdowns during seven-on-sevens.
- This week's walk-on tryouts brought in another receiver, Jeff Stolzenburg from Beaverton. He played two years at North Central College.
Blurb of the Day
Running backs coach Gary Campbell said Tuesday that Thomas "was OK" at practice, adding "I really don't know" if he'll be able to play in Seattle.
From Andrew Grief's article on the status of De'Anthony Thomas and Oregon's rushing attack.
- Everyone else is talking fake injuries, so I guess we might as well know what Mark Helfrich thinks on the topic. So this should make it official Duck fans, don't boo "injured" players!
- While the Ducks are focusing on Price, the Huskies are focusing on Mariota. And he actually once said this cringe-worthy phrase: "Mom, I’m going to be a Husky." Just reading that makes me feel gross.
- Andrew Grief looks at Shaq Thompson, UW's star linebacker. While a bit undersized at LB, his versatility and unbelievable talent have him second on the team in tackles, and he has the ability to disrupt Oregon's offensive attack.
- ATQ's own Rusty Ryan has a great piece on the history of Hate Week over at Searching for Akili Smith.
- Here's the "advanced box score" from Washington/Stanford. It shows just how much better Washington was on a play-by-play basis. Field position and special teams gave Stanford the win, so look for a big day for Bralon Addison on Saturday.
- At ESPN's Pac-12 Blog, Kyle Bonagura takes a look at Oregon's recent success on the road. While Autzen gets all the focus, the Ducks have won 17-straight on the road.
- Hey, what about some basketball? Steve Mims at the Register Guard profiles Oregonian Mike Moser, now a Duck after transferring for his senior year.