Observations: Today was Oregon’s “Fast Friday,” an uptempo review of Thursday’s walk-through, so there were no highlights to report. … During the 10-minute scout-team scrimmage beforehand, Darren Carrington had a couple of nice receptions, Damion Hobbs had one of those completions and a deft keeper in the read-option, and running backs Lane Roseberry and J.J. Jones had long gains. … Today’s practice was a rare well-attended event on the sidelines, with ESPN’s crew on hand for portions of the morning and several family members of players, including Marcus Mariota and Hamani Stevens.
■ ESPN has this video preview of the game today.
■ Wade Evanson and Bob Laws preview today's game against UCLA.
■ Jason Quick says UCLA has concerns about their offensive line handling the Ducks pressure for the game today.
■ Andrew Greif has five things to watch for in today's game.
■ Jonathan Hawthorne wonders if we'll be witnessing a preview of the Pac-12 Championship Game.
■ Dale Newton looks at the bevy of recruits who will be on the sidelines for the game today.
■ Torrodney Prevot just keeps getting better according to Andrew Greif.
■ Victor Flores sits down with Kirk Herbstreit for a questions and answer session.
■ Kevin Gemmell and Ted Miller both see an Oregon victory by at least 21. Personally, I see a 29 point Duck win, Oregon 56 - UCLA 27.
■ Ted Miller wonders "did you know?"
Oregon leads the FBS with 40 touchdown drives in 2 minutes or less, five fewer than they had all of last season. Since Chip Kelly left for the NFL, Oregon has not missed a beat. The Ducks are averaging about eight more points per game and scoring touchdowns at a higher rate in 2013 (51 percent) than 2012 (43 percent). In the first half, Oregon is averaging 18 seconds per play and has scored and FBS-high 26 of its 33 offensive touchdowns in 2 minutes or less.