PHOENIX (AP) - With Wolfmother's "Joker And The Thief" blaring
from massive speakers, Oregon's players break into a rhythmic clap,
then sprint across the field for a series of quick-hitting drills.
Even in practice, these Ducks can fly.
Exhibiting the same kind of frenetic pace it plays with in
games, Oregon (12-0) went through its second spirited practice at a
north Phoenix high school on Tuesday in preparation for the BCS
national title game.
About 20 miles away, Auburn (13-0) held its first practice in
the desert without the soundtrack, but with similar intensity.
The Tigers were greeted by a large contingent of fans after
arriving Monday night and appeared focused and relaxed as they
finished up practice on Tuesday.
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