RECRUITING: Not that a freshman should ever be considered a sure thing, but the Ducks at least have some reinforcements on the way, at a position of need. Five-star in-state recruit Thomas Tyner has indicated a desire to enroll for the spring, and four-star Texan Dontre Wilson is also committed to Oregon. Tyner had the superior high school statistics, setting state records with 643 yards in a game and 3,402 in his senior season.
• Kevin Gemmell takes an early look at the 2013 Heisman race for the Pac-12 and his list includes Marcus Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas.
• Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
• Three former Ducks earned NFL All-Pro honors recently, Haloti Ngata, Max Unger and Jairus Byrd.
• Ted Miller has some high expectations for Oregon next year in his bold predictions.
The Pac-12 will dethrone the SEC and win the final BCS national title: The SEC's streak of seven national titles will come to an end in an appropriate place: the Rose Bowl. But who will do the honors, ruining Alabama and Nick Saban's hopes for a three-peat?
That team will be Oregon: The Ducks have a lot of nice pieces coming back in 2013 -- 15 position players -- but the key one will be Heisman Trophy-winning QB Marcus Mariota.