■ Rob Moseley has your Thursday practice report.
Among the true freshmen I’d expect to see play for sure on Saturday are Kirk Merritt, Taj Griffin, Ugo Amadi and Fotu Leiato. There’s some young talent on the D line, too, but a lot of vets in the two-deep. … As usual, the Ducks’ uniforms will be announced each game day shortly before the team takes the field for warmups. Today, there were a lot of yellow cleats being worn, FWIW.
■ Andrew Greif has a nice story on Matt Hegarty's long road to recovery and has a Q&A session with linebacker Johnny Ragin.
■ Steve Summers says LB Christian French wants nothing more than to help the team win games.
■ Chantel Jennings has five burning questions for the Pac-12 and Vernon Adams is mentioned.
■ Rory Davidson talks about how the Ducks will stop EWU this Saturday.