Highlights: As was the case Wednesday, there were two extended 11-on-11 sessions over the course of the morning, for the twos and threes. During the period midway through practice, Chance Allen caught touchdowns from Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues, and Lockie threw another to B.J. Kelley. Isaac Ava had a highlight for the defense, breaking up a pass to a tight end over the middle. …
In the period to end the day, Lockie threw a touchdown pass to Blake Stanton on the first possession. The No. 3 defense kept the offense out of the end zone thanks to a couple big stops by Danny Mattingly, and then the twos were back on the field, with Reggie Daniels returning a fumble to the house after a muffed exchange in the backfield. … In the final minutes of practice, Damion Hobbs ran for a short touchdown while being pursued by SAM linebacker Oshay Dunmore, and Juwaan Williams picked off a pass in the end zone.
■ Ted Miller says the visitors from Tennessee (those with deep pockets or connections) were highly impressed with the new operations center.
■ Marcus Mariota gets more Heisman love.
■ Victor Flores names names for Pac-12 players and coaches of the year.
■ Erik McKinney details upcoming Oregon recruit story lines.
■ Sam Arney gives props to some unexpected excellence from a few players.
■ David Melo has fond memories of the Michigan game in 2003. (Me too)
■ Matt Wogan, Alejandro Maldonado and Pharaoh Brown don't take bye week work lightly.
To Oregon's bye-week theme of staying sharp while developing new talent, we present you the cases of UO's kickers and its other tight end.