Highlights: The defensive front looked good when the ones on each side went head to head. Joe Walker and Jimmie Swain had tackles for loss in the tempo drill to start practice, and then DeForest Buckner and Rodney Hardrick got into the backfield in a drill focusing on run plays. Tyson Coleman hurried Marcus Mariota into an incompletion, and Khalil Oliver forced a fumble before falling on the ball himself. … Thomas Tyner had one of his better practices of the last couple weeks. During the final 11-on-11 period of the day against the scout team, he had at least three runs through the front seven and into the secondary...
■ Byron Marshall has officially been moved to receiver on the latest depth chart.
■ Is Marcus Mariota's legacy on the line against UCLA on Saturday?
■ Ken Goe says one reason Mark Helfrich is taking heat is the fan base and then John Canzano wonders if his relevancy is on the line.
■ The U of O announced the time for the Washington game, Oct. 18 at 5 PM on Fox.
■ Mark Helfrich talked with the media yesterday about the upcoming UCLA game.
■ Dale Newton says it is time to run.
Effectiveness in the zone read and the ability to push people off the ball is the heart of this offense, and so far the Ducks have misplaced their commitment to running the football with authority.