Highlights (from Tuesday's Practice Report)
- The Ducks were in full pads in the Moshofsky Center as they continue their preparation for Cal.
- LB Joe Walker caught Moseley's eye on a couple plays in pass defense. While the secondary has been getting the attention, LB play will be key to limiting short passes from becoming big plays against Cal. The LBs have been better in practice, but everyone is stressing that Saturday will be the real test.
- Josh Huff continues to impress, and Johnny Mundt, Colt Lyerla and Pharaoh Brown all look like they can handle first-team responsibility at tight end.
Blurb Of The Day
The last time Huff was this conflicted, he walked. Walked straight into the office of Scott Frost, his position coach, and broke down.
It was his freshman year, and the Ducks were preparing for their season opener against New Mexico. Huff that morning had learned that his mom had gone missing.
-From Jason Quick's profile on Josh Huff. Stop. Don't complain about the writer, just go read a great piece on someone that has overcome a lot and already accomplished great things.
Video Of the Day
Domininc Artis at the SF Pro-Am
- Oregon's weekly press release on the weekend's game. Fun fact! Last time Oregon opened up the conference season against Cal, they won 42-3.
- The latest from SBNation Longform profile Chip Kelly and his time at New Hampshire, calling it his football "laboratory."
- Mark Helfrich gave his thoughts on Cal's passing attack yesterday.
- Well, we have the first night game. That means it's time for people to start questioning if it's a good thing to have night games. This time Ken Goe gets in on the fun.
- Sonny Dykes says Ducks have 'as good of an offense as I've seen'. I bet the Ducks are looking forward to giving him a really good view of that offense.
- Here's an interesting video of Stanford's offensive line preparations. Of course Stanford has a nine-lineman package.