Because this was a walk-through of the plays Oregon will run against UCLA on Saturday (12:30 p.m. PT, FOX), there are no highlights to offer. … Jake Pisarcik took some reps at center, with Doug Brenner at guard. Presumably they’ll battle next spring and fall to replace senior center Hroniss Grasu. … The staff is stressing hydration this week, with temperatures forecast to approach 90 degrees Saturday afternoon.
■ Chantel Jennings talks about the miscommunication issues that have plagued the Ducks recently. Hopefully this is cleaned up against UCLA.
■ Kevin Gemmell looks at the under the radar players in the game this weekend.
■ Caleb Couturie says Marcus Mariota will be ready for UCLA.
■ The ESPN Pac-12 bloggers have posted their predictions for the game this weekend.
■ Dale Newton says a deal with the devil ins't necessary but the Ducks are at a crossroad.
■ Former pitcher Jake Reed is making a name for himself in the pro ranks.