You ready? Ready to defend as Rose Bowl champions? Ready for the four-peat as Pac-12 Conference champions?
It all starts this weekend when the Arkansas State Red Wolves visit intimidating Autzen Stadium. I doubt if new Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn, formerly offensive coordinator at Auburn, would have picked this particular team and this particular stadium against which to launch his head-coaching debut.
But the Red Wolves will head west, and Malzahn will see what he's got to work with this year. No one on the planet expects Ark State to win this game, but the Ducks still have to play it. Last time I checked, they don't put a "W" up in your column for showing up.
What must Oregon do on Saturday to ensure that "W"? Read on, please.