■ Chantel Jennings and Ted Miller talk about how the Ducks should utilize the talents of Charles Nelson this year.
Miller: To me, it starts in two places: 1. What Nelson wants; 2. Need...
Jennings: I think he starts on offense and offense alone, because that’s where this team needs to make its footprint...
■ Andrew Greif would like you to get acquainted with an Oregon opponent, Michigan St.
■ Noah Smith wonders if Oregon could have another Heisman winner this year but my guess is that would be a longshot at best.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on the recruiting trail.
■ Andy Staples takes look at how branding in college football has been a huge success for Oregon.
■ Pretty sweet "thank you" video that OregonGridiron posted yesterday for Marcus Mariota.
■ Rob Moseley says several Duck athlete were enriched by their service trip to the Dominican Republic including a couple of football players.
This was the fourth year in a row a UO contingent travelled to Latin American for a project through the Courts for Kids program, and the second trip to Dominican Republic. The Ducks levelled a dirt surface and laid the foundation for a basketball court, but their interactions with the locals – and each other – seem to have been the most memorable aspects.