• Ted Miller thinks that filling Ed Dickson's shoes is a bigger deal than you think in this story.
Junior David Paulson did some nice things last year as Dickson's backup, catching 12 passes for 185 yards. He's got good hands and is a solid blocker and a better-than-you'd-think overall athlete. Still, a team needs more than one tight end and there are a couple of new guys who could push Paulson for the starting job. JC transfer Brandon Williams arrived in January. He had 56 receptions for 908 yards and seven touchdowns for Joliet Junior College. Also, incoming freshman Curtis White is one of the Ducks most celebrated recruits. He'll almost certainly be in the mix in the fall.
• All sorts of day one recaps. Here are the usual writers in no particular order. Andy Mac, Rob Moseley, John Hunt and my favorite piece is by Chris Courtney. Rob Moseley also has the depth chart after day one listed here.