Other observations: Johnathan Loyd stood out over the course of the day. He had leaping, diving catches on balls thrown by both Lockie and Marcus Mariota. … The final 10 minutes of practice were spent scrimmaging through various late-game situations. … Special teams coordinator Tom Osborne was coaching the kickoff team when he yelled to the group on the field, "You've got to be on a mission! You've got to have something to prove, men!" … After practice, the Ducks spent a couple of hours at Disneyland.
■ Chantel Jennings talks about the riddle of Jameis Winston and how the the Ducks will try to solve it.
“It’s a different trait,” defensive lineman Arik Armstead said of Winston’s winning abilities. “A lot of players play well in the clutch and he’s one of those guys who finds a way to win.”
■ Andrew Greif compares the QB play of Oregon vs the defense of FSU and Joseph Hoyt examines the two teams secondary.
■ Hroniss Grasu says he is still day to day but hopes to be ready for the Rose Bowl. Pharaoh Brown lifted the team's spirit by showing up at practice yesterday.
■ Tyson Alger says the Ducks feel right at home in Southern California and the Rose Bowl which might be an advantage for Oregon.
■ Joe Walker has been an unsung hero on the defense this year,
■ Dave Kensler calls Byron Marshall an unsung hero of the Oregon offense.
■ Jason Selby says Hroniss Grasu appears to be back from his injury.
■ Max Thornberry reminds us that defense wins championships.