• John Hunt, Adam Jude and Chris Courtney have your Monday practice update.
John: The Ducks had another high-energy practice at Moshofsky Center. And why shouldn’t the energy level be high? With a win over the Wildcats, Oregon would clinch no worse than a spot in the Rose Bowl.
Adam: "Did you see how he practiced today?" running backs coach Gary Campbell said, after being asked if James was "100 percent" healthy. "He looked good to me. He's gotta be in the 90s. ... If a guy is in the 90s (this time of year), he's doing great."
Chris: "I came in with all those guys," said Kelly. "This is my fourth year, their fourth year...I think 'Senior Day' is always (emotional). It's a little bittersweet. You're obviously excited for them to get the recognition they deserve, but you also know it's going to be their last home game. This group right here is the all-time winningest class in Oregon history...I hope our fans turn out the way that they should and really make sure they're in the stands early because we're going to honor them about 15 minutes before the game."
• Ted Miller has an update to his weekly "Power Rankings" and finds Oregon at the top where they have been all year.
• Ken Goe notes that there will be no turkey on Thanksgiving for the Ducks this year because of the Friday game.
• Rob Moseley reports that the U of O will release "several hundred" general admission tickets (in the student section) this morning at 8am due to students going home for the long holiday weekend.
• Mike Bellotti has formally withdrawn his name from consideration as Colorado's next head coach.
• Adam Jude reports that LaMichael James has been named one of three finalists for the Doak Award, presented annually to the nation's top running back.
ESPN will broadcast its annual awards show at 4 p.m. local time on Dec. 9, from the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
No Oregon player has ever won the award which originated in 1990. Good luck LaMichael!