Ken Goe: Tight end Brandon Williams practiced at full speed Wednesday, albeit wearing a club on his injured hand, and Oregon coach Chip Kelly said it appears that Williams could play Saturday against No. 9 Stanford.
Rob Moseley: As far as practice highlights, Darron Thomas had a pretty teardrop deep ball to Justin Hoffman, and receiver Josh Huff had some nice moments. Rob Beard drilled a 39-yard field goal to give the offense a win in the clutch scenario that closed the day.
• GoDucks.com snapped a few photos as the GameDay trucks last night and will have a live webcam as the crew begins building the set this morning. Here is the TV coverage map which shows the split between ABC/ESPN2 feeds.
• Lindsay Schnell notes that there will be quite a few recruits on the sidelines Saturday.
• Casey Matthews and Stanford's Owen Marecic used to play on the same team and you might recognize their coach.
• Ted Miller contrasts the different styles of Chip Kelly and Jim Harbaugh.
There is one contrast that Kelly is clearly embracing: this year and last. Oregon prefers the din of Autzen Stadium.
"I'm just really glad we've got them at home this year," he said.
• George Schroeder says forget the finances, Chip Kelly's contract is about finding the right fit.
Kelly is richer today, and has more job security. But Oregon is better off today, and Duck fans should feel more secure, too.
They’ve got the right coach. And he thinks he’s in the right place.
• eDuck wonders if Oregon is underrated.
Last week in a “sloppy” road win the Ducks managed to score 42 points against what is easily one on the top three defenses in the Pac-10. It’s hard to suggest a team is underrated with an overall ranking of fourth but these Ducks just might be.
• The San Francisco Chronicle has a preview of the Oregon vs Stanford matchup and caught up with Jim Harbaugh. Stanford and their coach have received a lot of accolades lately but...
Harbaugh quickly climbed down from his lofty perch and quoted wrestling great Ric Flair: "If you want to be the man, you've got to beat the man."
Oregon is undoubtedly the man.