Highlights: The day began with the ones, twos and threes each facing off for a single snap. Mariota and Bralon Addison connected for a gain with the ones, Ayele Forde stiff-armed a defensive back for a long run with the twos, and T.J. Daniel stopped a run play at the line for the three defense. … Thomas Tyner and Jake Rodrigues had long gains during the team run period, and Tyner later broke two tackles for a touchdown in the red zone. …
Both Helfrich and several players mentioned the great showing by scouts today. Daniel had another tackle for loss later in the day, Darren Carrington was catching passes all over the place while playing the role of Texas’ big-play receiver Mike Davis, and Eric Amoako broke up at least two Mariota passes, one in the red zone. … During a pass period late in practice, Bucker tipped two balls at the line and Arik Armstead got to another.
■ Josh Huff would like to settle a score he has with Mack Brown and the Texas team.
■ Victor Flores compares the Texas and Oregon linebackers.
■ Hayden Kim has a short Q&A session with Scott Frost.
■ Dale Newton has news on three junior college commits.
■ Justin Wise lists his top ten moments for the 2013 season.
■ Sophomore left-hander Cole Irvin has been named a preseason third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Oregon’s Saturday starter last season, Irvin finished with a school-record 12 wins while wrapping up his freshman season with a 2.48 ERA, a 12-3 record and four complete games. He claimed freshman All-America honors by both the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger, while earning honorable mention all-league recognition.