"It's rough being here for two weeks and not playing a game," defensive tackle Isaac Remington said. "But everyone is pretty focused."
Maybe even more so than in the past.
"(The team has) definitely had a different attitude," Eddie Pleasant said. "We have a different mindset this year."
• Dale Newton has a Q&A session with a Wisconsin blogger and has parts one and two here.
• Josh at FishDuck.com has a good article if you would like to know about the Wisconsin offense.
• Adam Jude notes the Oregon football coaching staff earn a nice bonus for getting into the Rose Bowl.
• Rob Moseley has another fan submitted Q&A, this time with Mark Asper.
• Ted Miller takes look at 2011's best Pac-12 freshmen and you'll find an Oregon player at the top of his list.
True freshmen of the year:
Offense: Oregon's versatile De'Anthony Thomas rushed 53 times for 440 yards with five touchdowns. He led the Ducks with 42 receptions for 571 yards and nine touchdowns. He ranked 13th in the nation in kick returns, returning two for touchdowns. That's 16 total touchdowns. He ranked 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards.
• Redshirting freshmen are making quite an impression on the rest of the team.
The Ducks redshirted four scholarship offensive linemen this fall — James Euscher, Tyler Johnstone, Jamal Prater and Andre Yruretagoyena — and Mark Asper got to see them up close over the long weekend, watching with fellow veterans Carson York and Darrion Weems while the younger players got extended practice time.
“To be able to see the changes and the improvement they’ve had, I feel confident,” said Asper, who along with Weems will exhaust his eligibility following the Rose Bowl. “I feel at peace, like I’m leaving it in good hands. The future is bright.