■ Hroniss Grasu and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu made the CBSsports.com preseason All-America team.
■ Hamani Stevens is dedicating this season to his grandmother who he lost recently.
■ JC transfer Tui Talia is in a rush to learn the Oregon defense so he can be a factor this year.
■ Mark Flores has the latest recruiting news.
■ John Canzano had a nice chat with former wide receiver Patrick Johnson recently on his radio show.
■ The ice bucket challenge made its way to Chip Kelly recently.
■ Dale Newton thinks Marcus Mariota should be more assertive this year.
Marcus is smart and mature. He can handle the responsibility, and he’ll use all his resources in conferring with the booth and the coaches on the sideline.
Go old school. Let him run the offense and distribute the ball. He’s superbly prepared and uniquely talented. Trust him and let him lead.