Other observations: This being a “no-sweat Thursday” at walk-through pace, there weren't many highlights to pass along. …. Aidan Schneider did connect on a 39-yard, one-shot field-goal attempt between stretch and individual drills to start the day. He then engaged in a pretty even period of field-goal kicking with Matt Wogan later in practice. … Ayele Forde blocked a punt the hard way during drills for the punt return team. Ball hit him square in the face mask.
■ Andrew Greif says the key to the Ducks' success is focusing on the next game, not on past losses or accomplishments. Greif also talks about Marcus Mariota and the Heisman.
■ Chantel Jennings says Charles Nelson has made the transition from special teams to a playmaker.
■ Ken Goe wonders if anyone besides a television programmer could love the Pac-12 Championship Game.
■ Joey Holland believes history show that Mariota and Oregon are the best of the best in 2014.
■ Caleb Couturie reports Ifo Ekpre-Olumu is ready to take on Arizona with a different outcome than their two previous meetings.
■ Don Pellum talks to the media about the Pac-12 Championship Game after practice yesterday.