in Oregon's recent history?
If nothing else, they might be Oregon’s top cornerback tandem since the 2008 duo of Walter Thurmond and Jairus Byrd, rivaling other recent pairs such as Rashad Bauman and Steve Smith in 2001, or perhaps even Alex Molden and Kenny Wheaton in 1995.
■ Joel Gunderson believes opportunities are rising in the receiving corp due to injuries.
The buzz around practice is that Bralon Addison, another true sophomore, is lighting up anyone who attempts to touch him. Also B.J. Kelley, the last remaining receiver from the much ballyhooed 2011 recruiting class, could be a burner in the slot that Marcus Mariota will rely on heavily.
■ Big blasts power Oregon over Cal 10-4.
Scott Heineman hit two of Oregon’s four home runs and had four RBI to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 10-4 Pac-12 Conference win at Evans Diamond on Friday night.
Heineman, who entered the game with one career home run, became the first Duck to hit two homers in a game since Aaron Jones had two at UCLA on April 5, 2012. His four RBI broke the career high of three he set last Sunday at Arizona State.
Oregon (26-8, 11-3 Pac-12) will go for the sweep today at 1 p.m.