Morning: Marcus Mariota and Devon Allen were on the same page from the start, connecting for a long completion during the tempo drill to start practice. Allen had to make an adjustment to bring the ball in, and easily did so.
Afternoon: Perhaps today’s most encouraging period was a punt drill in which Ian Wheeler really sparkled. The punt team was first backed up into its own end zone, then brought to midfield to try to pin the receiving team deep in its own territory. In both case Wheeler had several high, well-placed punts. … Joe Walker had several tackles in team situations.
■ John Canzano wonders if the Ducks have an identity problem?
■ Chantel Jennings details the pros and cons in the Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston Heisman debate.
■ Lawrence Hastings profiles Oregon kicker Matt Wogan.
■ ATQ has Jonathan Stewart in the #5 spot on their "20 in 20" series.
■ Dale Newton believes the Ducks have the perfect mentality for a title run.