“We're trying to get rid of the word ‘soft’ when you think of Oregon,” said junior DeForest Buckner, who had another stop short of the goal line two reps after Kamp’s this morning. “Short-yardage situations show what you’re really made of, and I think we've been doing a pretty good job of that this year.”
■ Jeff Fogle previews the matchup against Ohio St.
■ Position group breakdowns from Tyson Alger, Andrew Greif and Hayden Kim.
■ Gary Campbell says Thomas Tyner has had quite the influence on Oregon's run game now that he is healthy.
■ Key to early start jitters for Marcus Mariota? Trust the process.
■ Jason Quick looks at the reasons a touchdown is worth more than six points.
■ Chantel Jennings and Ted Miller say the key for the Ducks will be defense.
■ Chris Low gives Mark Helfrich high marks after replacing Chip Kelly.
The 41-year-old native Oregonian has been the perfect guy at the perfect time to take the team once known more for its snazzy uniforms from a national stage to the sport's grandest stage.