Brown will be missed for more than just his receptions.
The junior from suburban Cleveland had become a consistent blocker, a key development given the injuries along Oregon's offensive line, and was magnetic for defenders forced to honor his routes, which in turn relieved pressure on a receiving corps that was young and unproven entering the season.
■ Mark Helfrich will appear next February for his home town to raise funds for local schools.
■ Steve Summers says Oregon have made an offer to a JC cornerback and Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
■ Dale Newton rounded up the videos on his post that tell the Marcus Mariota story.