Today was a walk-through of the plays Oregon will run Saturday night, so no highlights to offer. Even though the tempo is slow, though, Helfrich is demanding of the Ducks. “Our standard is our standard,” he told them. “It’s not just, I show up and have to be out here for an hour.” … The Ducks’ travel squad of 70 players, the limit for a Pac-12 road game, has been tentatively designated, and players learned of their roles Thursday afternoon. There's still time to adjust that before the team charter leaves late Friday afternoon. … Oregon’s equipment truck will need a head start, though, and the Ducks had to pack their travel bags today.
■ Torrodney Prevot will have a message for his teammates and WSU this Saturday.
■ Ryan Kostecka has key matchups to watch on Saturday.
■ The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers are in agreement, Oregon beats WSU.
■ Bruce Ely shares the story on Marcus Mariota's appearance on the cover of SI.
■ Dale Newton believes attention to detail will be one of the keys against WSU.
■ We've all heard the phrase, "three-headed monster" when talking about the football team but the baseball team will have their own version this year.