Highlights (from Tuesday's practice report)
- Oregon is preparing for another unknown QB situation. Colorado's starting QB Sefo Liufau, who has helped make made Colorado dangerous this year, is likely out after suffering a concussion, and Oregon may face backup QB Jordan Gehrke, who failed to complete a pass in relief against Arizona last week.
- Whoever is QB will have a great weapon in WR Nelson Spruce, who leads the nation with 9.9 receptions per game. The Ducks will look to contain him to limit the Buffaloes offense.
- Both the offense and the defense had nice plays during practice yesterday. At one point, Tony Washington had a tackle against Royce Freeman, but Freeman broke off a long play later in practice.
- Oregon basketball got a boost yesterday, as four-star power forward Trevor Manual signed a letter of intent with Oregon.
- Back to football, Hroniss Grasu promise to be back this season after undergoing a minor ankle procedure earlier this week. If he can come back before the conference championship game, that would give Oregon the healthiest line they've had since the Wyoming game with the return of Andre Yruretagoyena.
- While Pharoah Brown recovers, we'll still see a #85 on the field. His roommate, Dwayne Stanford, will wear Brown's number the rest of the season in his honor.
- Oh yeah, Oregon is still #2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Now that the bye week is over, that seems a lot less important. It's time to win some football game again after the short break.
Video Of the Day
In Mark Helfrich's weekly press conference, he talks about how Marcus has improved, and how the coaching staff has tried to balance Marcus' playmaking ability while also keeping him healthy. Helfrich also talks a bit about how the Ducks will work with a new center (at least in the next game).