They passed gifts out to children as a part of the Oregon Heroes Program. Oregon Senior Associate AD Craig Pintens tweeted a picture of the team from the visit, and GoDucks.com editor Rob Moseley retweeted posts from tight end Pharaoh Brown and linebacker Rodney Hardrick.
■ Madison Guernsey previews the Oregon vs Texas matchup in the 2013 Alamo Bowl.
■ The guys on the football team who came to Oregon from Texas are excited to being going home for the Alamo Bowl.
■ GoDucks.com has the 100 best photos from the Ducks 2013 football season.
■ Ted Miller wonders if it is a must win bowl game for Oregon on Dec. 30.
If Oregon beats Texas, it sets Mariota up as the leading 2014 Heisman Trophy candidate and it likely ensures a preseason ranking near the top 5 or at the very least the top 10. That means it starts 2014 squarely in position to play its way into the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff.