■ Oregon reportedly got a verbal commitment for the #1 long snapper in the class of 2014, Tanner Carew of La Verne, CA.
That gives the Ducks six players committed to the class of 2014 — JC defensive lineman Tui Talia, JC defensive back Dominique Harrison, prep quarterback Morgan Mahalak, prep offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, prep linebacker Jordan Hoiem and Carew.
■ Victor Flores believes some folks overreact when big games don't have the outcome they seek.
■ Chip Kelly's challenges extent to more than just winning football games in Philly.
"When you just walk into this building and you see these pictures," he said, referring to the franchise's all-time greats, "it really makes you do a double take. But it also makes you understand that every time you come to work, there's a standard of excellence that this organization stands for. And I've got to hold that up and I've got to live up to that every single day.
"It kind of keeps you on your toes and it makes you understand what this place is all about. That's what excites me. I don't know what the future holds from that standpoint, but I know that this organization is one of the top organizations in all of sports -- not just football. I don't take that responsibility lightly."