• Rob Moseley and Aaron Fentress have your Friday practice update and KVAL provides the video of Kenjon after practice yesterday..
Rob: The Ducks were inside the Moshofsky Center this morning in helmets and jerseys for their first practice after a three-day break from Rose Bowl preparations.
Today, Chip Kelly said, was a little different; some position coaches weren't back from recruiting, including receivers coach Scott Frost and running backs coach Gary Campbell, and so Oregon held more team drills than usual.
Aaron: Oregon coach Chip Kelly said Friday that he has not talked with running back LaMichael James regarding his future and won't until the All-American receives his draft evaluation from the NFL.
James, however, has said he has yet to make a decision regarding his future. He was not available to the media Friday, when the team returned to practice in preparation for the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin on Jan. 2.
• One college football league? Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes that's where we are headed.
• Former Oregon WR Jeff Maehl got promoted to the Texans regular team after initially being recruited to the practice squad. I always believed he would make it one day. Glad he is getting his chance.
• The Oregon kickers, Rob Bear and Alejandro Maldonado, want another shot in a big game.
“I’m really hungry,” said Maldonado, the UO sophomore who hasn’t attempted a field goal since missing a kick that would have forced overtime against USC on Nov. 19. “I want to show everybody I’ve got what it takes.”
“I know I can do it,” said Beard, the junior who made both of his field goals in Oregon’s other loss, to open the season against LSU, but hasn’t attempted one since due to a quad injury. “If I’ve already done it, I can do it again.”
All they’re asking for, these two woebegone placekickers for the Ducks, is another chance.