Morning: The 7-on-7 period this morning required the offense to convert second-and-long situations, and Mariota’s group had several one-rep conversions, including a touchdown pass to Darren Carrington. But Mariota was also picked off by Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and the defensive group got back-to-back pass breakups from Justin Hollins and Michael Manns at one point, and from Khalil Oliver and Jimmie Swain.
Afternoon: Jamal Prater, Haniteli Lousi, Doug Brenner and Tyrell Crosby had notable reps for the offense in pass-rush drills, while Arik Armstead, Jalen Jelks and Stetzon Bair scored wins for the defense. … Bair capped a really impressive day all around, adding a couple tackles for loss in team situations this afternoon to follow up on his fumble recovery this morning. … As he has done from time to time over the course of his career, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu took some reps at safety this afternoon. … Mariota and Darren Carrington were really on the same page today, hooking up a number of times in one-on-one passing drills, 7-on-7 and team situations.
■ Ryan McGee @ESPN says Marcus Mariota is staying out of the spotlight.
■ Andrew Greif previews the Stanford game on Nov.1 at Autzen Stadium.
■ Tyler Johnstone is out for the season after re-injuring his ACL during practice.
■ Chantel Jennings looks at fall camp story lines.
■ Oregon sits on top of the preseason Pac-12 Power Rankings.
Fancy seeing them here. The Ducks again start the year as Pac-12 favorites and are the conference's most likely candidates to compete for a national title. A trip to Vegas to put money on quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy shouldn't be called gambling ... that's investing.