■ Adam Kruse looks at the steps Oregon has taken to rise to football excellence.
A successful football program does not just happen; it takes planning and execution. Sometimes it involves a step-by-step approach. Some institutions continue to search for that right formula, but if they want a model, they need not look any longer. They can just look to the steps taken by Oregon that have led to the success of the Oregon Ducks.
■ Rory Davidson shares his top five Oregon offensive players.
■ Royce Freeman will grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine football preview issue.
■ Mitchell Tolman has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team. He is just one of nine players nationwide to receive the award and the first Oregon Duck. (GoDucks.com)