De'Anthony Thomas has said for the last couple weeks he's felt good in practices, but that the injury remained a mental hurdle. That he feels OK was illustrated today during a video shoot for ESPN, during which Thomas had no concerns about briefly jumping rope.
"I've just got to get it out of my mind and get back to normal," he said.
Given the playing time he got against UCLA, Thomas figures to be more comfortable cutting it loose against the Cardinal.
"I should be more ready, and more effective in the offense," Thomas said.
■ Marcus Mariota is becoming a regular fixture on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
■ Andrew Greif believes Stanford might have a secret weapon they'll utilize when they play the Ducks on Nov. 7.
■ Oregon is in the drivers seat in the Pac-12 North. Didn't need Kevin Gemmell to tell me that :-) ...
Oregon (8-0 overall, 5-0 Pac-12) is in the driver’s seat and leads the division with an undefeated record in conference play. Stanford (7-1, 5-1) is right behind, so obviously next week's showdown will have a massive bearing on the outcome of the division.