Darrion Weems will start at LT today for Oregon in place of Bo Thran. Thran will play in the game
Safety Michael Thomas will play. He practiced Thursday with a bandage/wrap on his leg but moved well in the short time I saw him.
Whalen should play, but how effective he’ll be is still an uncertainty. Ted Miller in Autzen reports.
Whalen is warming up with his teammates, sporting a bulky black sleeve on his left arm. Word is that he will play, which will give QB Andrew Luck one of his favorite weapons back.
That said: The sleeve could be a distraction. It certainly won’t help him catch the ball. And you’d think he might be a little shy leading with his left arm while blocking.