Highlights (from Oregon's official practice report):
- Erick Dargan stood out, despit being listed as a backup with Avery Patterson back in the starting lineup.
- Alejandro Maldonado and Matt Wogan both made medium-range kicks.
- Scout-team running back Lane Roseberry earned a spot on the travel squad for the Virginia game.
Blurb of the day:
Helfrich on whether he would rather be playing a marquee opponent this weekend:
I have no preference. I like playing football. It doesn't matter.
- The Ducks released their depth chart for Nicholls State yesterday and Ryan Thorburn offers a few notes.
- Scott Frost is the new "conductor" of the Oregon offense.
- Derrick Malone and Rodney Hardrick, former prep teammates, now starting linebackers for the Ducks.
- Hroniss Grasu feels pretty comfortable in the Oregon offense after 28 consecutive starts.
- Tony Washington remembers his father, who died five years ago today.