Other observations: Offensive coordinator Scott Frost quickly nipped in the bud post-practice questions about the new open head coaching position at his alma mater, Nebraska. “I’ve got a job to do here,” Frost said. “These kids and this staff have put too much time and effort into this to be distracted.” Frost was announced Monday as a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. … The kickoff return and punt teams were drilled in special teams periods...
■ Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell has been named FBS assistant coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association, the organization announced Monday.
■ Marcus Mariota and Doug Brenner have been named second-team Pac-12 all-academic for the 2014 season, the conference announced Monday.
■ Ken Goe wonders if the defense will respond Friday night against Arizona.
■ Max Thornberry and Ashley Young say the Ducks will be ready for Arizona this time around.