It's the blockbuster Opening Weekend of College Football, and we'll be following the action all day, commenting on Twitter, (@DSH_Newton) the Livefyre comments section here at The Duck Stops Here, and on Facebook.
Consider this the pregame comments thread, and we'll be adding one for the first half, second half and post game as well.
The doctor is in: Mark Helfrich has said part of the reason he delegated play-calling to offensive coordinator Scott Frost is that he wants to be able to look his players in the eye on the sideline and take the pulse of the team (Mark Rebilas, USA Today photo).
Looking forward to see if Thomas Tyner suits up, even though Gary Campbell said he's not likely to play. Also looking forward to watching Byron Marshall run, how often The Black Momba gets the ball, and if Colt Lyerla is involved in the offense early.
We've heard all during fall camp how massive and dominant the defense is, and if they are, Duck fans should see some aggressiveness and intimidation at the line of scrimmage.
How well will linebackers Tyson Coleman, Rodney Hardrick, Rahim Cassell, Derrick Malone and Joe Walker roam the middle? Do they communicate effectively and read their keys? Are they able to find the right levels of physicality and discipline, avoiding stupid penalties but delivering blows and finishing plays.
Practice reports have been full of the progress of young players like Johnny Mundt, Torrodney Prevot, and Tyrell Robinson. How will they respond when the whistle blows? Which of the young receivers start to build some confidence and rapport with Marcus Mariota?
All summer Josh Huff has stood out as a player who's grown more comfortable in his role and quietly confident entering his senior year. Does The Huff bust out in September?
What are you looking forward to seeing today, from the Ducks and around college football?