The Ducks are looking for more consistent quarterback play to stretch the field and help their running game as they prepare to play at UW.
Second-year coach Kelly Graves set the tone for 2015-16 with three days of defensive drills to kick off practices for the season.
Inexperience at quarterback and in the secondary, such as that of this year's Ducks, has been a troublesome combination over the years.
Oregon led 31-21 midway through the fourth quarter, but Washington State tied it with 1 second left and won in double overtime Saturday.
Temperatures should be comfortable, but it also could get a little wet at Autzen Stadium.
As the Ducks prepare for the unconventional WSU offense, coaches were pleased with the work of the scout-team offensive line in practice.
Oregon will host its annual alumni game Friday, with one current major leaguer and several knocking on the doorstep scheduled to attend.
The Ducks continue to work on kickoff coverage, though Matt Wogan is doing his best to make that a moot point this season.
Nose tackle Alex Balducci continues to develop into a playmaker as the Ducks prepare to host WSU on Saturday (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
Oregon's defense continues to demonstrate improved tackling as the Ducks prepare to host WSU on Saturday (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
The coaching staff continues to closely evaluate three quarterbacks as the Ducks prepare to host WSU on Saturday (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
The Ducks turn their attention to Saturday's visit by Washington State (3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) after winning at Colorado last week.