Allen provides top-end burner speed and, having redshirted last season, he has spent a lot of time in the playbook while learning from more experienced players. Those attributes could be enough to propel him to a very big season for the Ducks. Between Huff, Hawkins, Thomas and Addison, the Ducks will be looking to replace more than 2,500 receiving yards. Look for Allen to be a guy who could have a 600- or 700-yard season.
■ Rob Moseley reviews the receivers and tight ends now that spring practice is completed.
■ Andrew Greif rates the linebacker group post spring.
■ Is Mark Helfrich leaving his own imprint on Oregon football?
■ The Saturday Edge wonders if Oregon football will be better, worse or about the same compared to 2013. (our old buddy Charles Fisher contributes to this)
■ Apparently even the celebs like wearing their Duck gear.
■ The softball team took care of business in dominating fashion as they rolled over Utah Valley 12-1 in five innings yesterday at Howe Field in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
■ Oregon used big defensive plays yesterday at UCLA to win the opening game of the series 2-1.
Mitchell Tolman went 3-for-4 and scored a run to lead Ducks.
Oregon and UCLA will play game two of their series Saturday night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.