■ ESPN has Royce Freeman as the ninth best player in the Pac-12 this year and Chantel Jennings says Freeman is becoming a more vocal leader.
ESPN: ...Moving forward, a maturing Freeman (that's a scary thought) can be an even greater part of the Oregon offense. The Ducks' other weapons should buy him breathing room to get a head of steam before he heads downfield.
■ Rob Moseley previews the defensive backs just ahead of fall camp.
■ ESPN projects Oregon to win the Pac-12 this year.
■ Andrew Grief and Mike Bellotti talk about Oregon's unorthodox quarterback competition.
■ Brian Perry wonders if Tony Brooks-James will see much playing time this year.