Within the Pac-12, there aren't many dark-horse candidates. There are some front-runners who immediately come to mind: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas.
■ Rob Moseley has yesterday's practice report.
■ Sports Illustrated released their preseason poll yesterday and have the Ducks in the number five spot?
■ Dale Newton wonders if Tyson Coleman can take it to the next level.
■ Rob Moseley highlights the Portland standouts on the roster.
■ Is Byron Marshall ready for the spotlight?
■ Josh White looks at the stable of speedy Oregon receivers.
■ De'Anthony Thomas and Marcus Mariota both make ESPN's Heisman list.
■ De'Anthony is within several Oregon records this year.
■ Sad news from the Campbell household.
■ Jimmy Sherfy got a promotion yesterday after his efforts with the Hillsboro Hops.
■ Ted Miller has posted his Oregon season preview.
Oregon is again loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and poised for a Pac-12 and national title run.
That starts on offense with quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was brilliant as a redshirt freshman starter in 2012, ranking seventh in the nation in passing efficiency. He's a top Heisman Trophy candidate, as is his best weapon, running back/receiver De'Anthony Thomas.