• Ted Miller has his week seven, "what we learned in the Pac-12," and adds the following on Oregon.
Oregon can beat you a lot of different ways: Oregon didn't have its top two offensive stars on the field -- running back LaMichael James and quarterback Darron Thomas -- when it asserted itself in the second half against Arizona State. What that showed in a 41-27 win is the Ducks not only have depth, they also have confidence that the next players in line -- in this case Kenjon Barner and Bryan Bennett -- are good enough to get the job done. Still, the Ducks probably would like James and Thomas back as soon as possible.
• The Register Guard print edition had several stories on the ASU game and here are a couple. George Schroeder says that despite the injuries, the Ducks never get upset; Rob Moseley's notebook; Adam Jude noted that the momentum seemed to turn on Cliff's big interception late in the second quarter.
• Chip Kelly held his weekly teleconference late yesterday and as usual says DT is day-to-day.
• Aaron Fentress has a mid-season report card for the Ducks.
• Dale Newton grades the ASU game and likes the noise the crowd brought to Autzen. I can attest to that. More energy at this game than any other this season.
The crowd never wavered, intense, vocal and engaged, except for an understandable worried hush when Thomas lay crumpled on the turf...The Oregon crowd deserves kudos for staying in the game even when it seemed ASU was getting the best of it.