“It’s good to see him back in there,” said UO senior cornerback Anthony Gildon, the captain of Oregon’s defensive backfield. “He’ll be good. He’s a hard-working individual. You know, everybody makes mistakes; it’s not that big of a deal. He’s here to work. ...
“Of course we’re going to try and help him mature as he goes along, but he’s a good kid and he’ll be all right.”
• Rob Beard has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list as the nation's best placekicker and Carson York was named to the Lombardi Award watch list.
• Ted Miller continues his preseason position reviews for the Pac-12 and looks at defensive ends where we find Oregon in the "good shape" category.
The Ducks lost their lead player -- Kenny Rowe -- but Terrell Turner is back, and Dion Jordan looks poised for a breakout season after a strong spring. There's capable depth, topped by Brandon Hanna and Tony Washington.
• Single-game reserved tickets for five of the University of Oregon’s seven 2011 home football games will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday (July 14) at www.GoDucks.com.
Standing room-only tickets will go on sale at a later date for any sold-out home game. Fans wishing to be placed on an e-mail list for notification of standing room-only sales can sign up for DuckMail at www.GoDucks.com.
• Steve Summers at eDuck takes a quick look at the 2011 Ducks and must like what he sees, he has them running the table at 13-0.
The Pac-12’s defending champion dominated the conference last season, coming just 3-points short of the BCS title. This year’s Ducks are loaded at every position and boasts the top running back in the nation and one of the very best quarterbacks. Slowing down Chip Kelly’s offense is a major task and the Ducks look to be better defensively from a team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation last season for several weeks in a row. The opening game against LSU will likely match the No. 1 and 2 teams and the winner should hold he No. 1 spot for the rest of the season.