A major focus of these practices is communication, and the Ducks were vocal as ever. When a particularly popular song would play over the PA, the usual handful of players would bounce along to the beat.
"It's all about our mindset," Helfrich said.
■ Some more postion/team previews from Tyson Alger, Justin Wise and Andrew Greif.
■ Troy Hill takes it all in stride when it comes to the latest rumors.
■ The team is ready for some football instead of the media circus.
■ Oregon's secret weapon? It's all about the juju or might that be Jobu.
■ Ken Goe and Noah Smith say it's all about the next man up at the receiver position.