He stopped after Oregon's 31-24 loss to Arizona as he left the field and he approached a group of children. Then, he leaned over and shook their hands...
"Those are kids," he said. "They wanted to come here and meet some of us, and meet some of the Ducks. It wouldn't hurt to just kind of talk to them a little bit, and get to know them. Win or lose, that makes their day and that's all that matters."
■ Andrew Greif wonders if Oregon's mental toughness will pass the stress test.
■ Players are taking the weekend off but coaches are hard at work plotting their next move.
■ Mark Helfrich held a press conference yesterday
■ Questions loom: Can Oregon fix what went wrong Thursday night as they head south to take on UCLA next weekend and is the season already over?
■ Dale Newton tries to take a few positives away after a miserable loss.