Today's practice, the first for the Ducks after a five-day holiday break, resembled a typical Thursday format, though at a bit of a quicker tempo. "It was fun," said center Hroniss Grasu, who continues to try and work his way back onto the field after a three-game absence. "I love being with the guys. We had a good break at home with our families, but getting back with these guys is a lot of fun. I like where we're heading."
■ Tyson Alger and Justin Wise examine different position group matchups between Oregon and Florida St.
■ Andrew Greif looks at Darren Carrington's Heisman connection besides the obvious one of Marcus Mariota.
■ Here's a sneak peek at the helmets Oregon will wear at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
■ Jordan Ingram looks at the art of the long snapper at Oregon.
■ Max Thornberry believes the receiver depth makes Oregon dangerous.
■ Dale Newton is glad the injured Ducks got a little extra time to heal up before the Rose Bowl.
Hroniss Grasu, Jake Fisher, Hamani Stevens, Tyrell Crosby and Cameron Hunt will be the healthiest they've been in four months for the Rose Bowl, intact for the first time since UCLA. Grasu is practicing again after missing three games, and if he’s full-go, it gives the Ducks the cohesiveness and experience they need for a big game.