Highlights: As usual, practice began with an up-tempo team situation, and the defense yielded hardly at all. The offense got going a few minutes later; on the very first rep of 7-on-7, Mariota hit Johnny Mundt for a touchdown. Erick Dargan got revenge for the defense a couple plays later, leaping into the air and breaking up another potential Mariota-to-Mundt completion.
The team periods during the latter half of practice featured touchdown passes from Mariota to Darren Carrington, who weaved through the secondary to score; from Jeff Lockie to Johnathan Loyd and from Taylor Alie to Jalen Brown. Thomas Tyner, Royce Freeman and Ayele Forde all had long runs late in the day. With no pads on, the defense couldn’t really come up and hit, but Troy Hill had a couple of athletic pass breakups, playing with the ones in a secondary that also included Ekpre-Olomu, Dargan and Reggie Daniels.
■ Tyson Alger has some quick hits regarding media day.
■ Andy McNamara and Rob Moseley discuss the official start of the 2014 Football season.
■ ESPN recently voted for the best player at each of the 128 FBS teams. LaMichael James was picked for Oregon.
■ Bralon Addison is taking on a mentorship role after his injury during spring practice earlier this year.
Despite the injury, which required surgery, Addison wouldn't rule out making a return this season. With a receiving corps that is heavy on numbers and light on experience, the possibility of an Addison return could dramatically help the Ducks and their goal of a national championship.
"As a competitor I have to think, in my mind, that there's a chance I'll be out there," he said. "If that chance comes, I'll be ready for the 2014 season. I'll be out there."