■ Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report and Don Pellum plus Alex Balducci talk to the media after practice.
Moseley: In the wake of Oregon’s season-opening win over Eastern Washington, in which the Eagles scored 42 points, [DeForest] Buckner said the UO defense needed to be ready to work in practice this week. He appears to be setting the tone personally.
“The past couple days we’ve gotten better,” Buckner said. “Still not where we want it to be as a whole, but we’ve definitely taken steps forward.”
■ Chantel Jennings wonders if the Oregon DB's will be vulnerable to the MSU passing game and then takes a closer look at Royce Freeman.
■ Ken Goe wonders if the Ducks will spoil MSU's planned victory party.
■ Byron Marshall doesn't mind the pressure of the road trip to East Lansing.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on recruiting.
■ Dale Newton takes a quick look at the game this weekend.