Observations: Not much to offer today, since it was a walk-through of the plays the Ducks will run Friday against the Golden Bears. … The day did begin as usual with a 37-yard field goal attempt, which Mark Helfrich said was good (the netting that has goal posts printed on it hadn’t dropped down in time when the kick was made). … The equipment truck was being packed up today, and thus coaches planned to meet and identify the travel squad at some point.
■ Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has been named to the list of quarterfinalists for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy.
■ Andrew Greif gives you five things to know about in Friday's game against Cal.
■ Travis Haney wonders if the game against Utah will be too much after Cal and Stanford.
■ Josh Schlichter previews the game against Cal.
■ Chantel Jennings says the Ducks have the Pac-12 banner but wonders if it can hold.
■ Caleb Couturie sat down with Tony Washington recently who says he's ready to play no matter where they are.
■ Dale Newton says the impressive thing about the 2014 Ducks, they just keep improving.
■ Charles Fisher says he never tires of watching the Ducks beat the Huskies. Can' say I disagree, kick a dog when they're down.