After winning the quarterback competition in fall camp, Darron Thomas never looked back over the course of the regular season, and it's hard to imagine a rookie starter handling himself with as much poise and so few mistakes.
• Ted Miller looks back at the top 10 moments in the Pac-10 last year where the Ducks hold the top three spots.
• John Hunt reports that the Oregon recruiting class this year is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
• PaulSF at ATQ makes 5 bold predictions for the 2011 season.
• With the new format starting this season in the Pac-12, each team will not play two of their conference opponents. Who gets lucky and doesn't have to play Oregon in 2011?
• Dale Newton thinks there is an overlooked Duck with a world of promise; meet Marcus Mariota.
Mariota also has things you can't measure or put in a highlight tape. He is bright, mature, grounded and poised. He has a solid family structure and an exceptional work ethic.