Observations: A layer of frost covered Autzen Stadium’s field prior to practice, and remained there in areas still covered by shadows later in the morning. … That said, at least eight players went without long sleeves despite sub-freezing temperatures for the start of practice. On offense: Mana Greig, Hamani Stevens, Matt Pierson and Kani Benoit. On defense: Ricky Havili-Heimuli, Wade Keliikipi, Cody Carriger and Rodney Hardrick. … A new addition to the practice playlist today: Arizona’s fight song.
■ Hayden Kim and Josh Schlichter preview the game at Arizona.
■ Jonathan Hawthorne sits down with Arik Armstead for a question and answer session.
■ Joseph Hoyt has a nice piece on Byron Marshall. Well worth the read.
■ Need some new shoes? These go on sale today.
■ Kevin Gemmell lets you need to know what Pac-12 games to watch this weekend with the Oregon vs Arizona game leading the list.
■ Rob Moseley has fun story on what it's like to be in the coaches box at Autzen stadium on gameday.
■ Josh White shares ten amazing facts about the #5 Ducks.
■ Ted Miller and Kevin Gemmell share their predictions for the Pac-12 games this weekend.
Kevin Gemmell: The Ducks smell blood. Things swung back in their favor after Stanford’s loss to USC, and I don't see them giving up control again this season. Rich Rodriguez said his team is looking for national respect. Topping Oregon would help, but with Marcus Mariota near 100 percent, the Ducks will seize the moment. Oregon 49, Arizona 24