Once the team finally went 11-on-11, the offense hit the ground running. Just a couple plays into the scrimmage, Jeff Lockie cut loose with a ball deep down the field – so deep it didn't look like Devon Allen would quite get to it. But the national champion in the 110 hurdles turned on the jets, reached out and hauled in the pass for a touchdown, kicking off the day in big-play fashion.
■ The Oregon receivers have set themselves great expectations because they want to be the best group of receivers in the country.
■ Marcus Mariota says Royce Freeman has all but cemented his place on the roster this year.
■ Andrew Greif says the starting tight end battle is too close to call.
■ Devon Allen has high expectations for football and track.
■ Ted Miller shares ESPN's preseason All Pac-12 team where you will find many Ducks.
■ ATQ has Haloti Ngata as #3 in their "20 in 20" series.
■ Dale Newton says there is plenty to be excited about for the upcoming season.
Tyner, Marshall and Freeman won’t be denied often. And Dwayne Stanford (6-5, 201, a former all-league basketball forward) and Darren Carrington (6-2, 191, a slick-shooting state champion point guard) have the hands and athletic ability for what Marcus Mariota calls “the jump balls.”