Oregon was not allowed to practice on grass at San Diego State and might remain on the FieldTurf practice field for all its workouts. "Looking at (the grass field), at this time of year, it may not be a great field to practice on,” Bellotti said.
1988 vs. 2008Gundy said he wasn’t sure how to compare his team’s preparation for the Holiday Bowl to the 1988 Holiday Bowl when he was the starting quarterback. "It’s hard for me to remember that far back as far as what we did,” Gundy said. "I know we didn’t watch practice tape (of ourselves). Now we have practice tape that we watch every morning, so I know that was different. We don’t practice very long. I don’t think the players want to be out there three hours, so it’s worked well for us.” There has been no bad news as far as nightlife escapades. "The players are pretty quiet around me,” Gundy said. "I’m not really much for their stories. I enjoyed those in college, but now I prefer not to hear them. They’re good guys. We haven’t had any calls. They’ve taken care of their business.” BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JOHN ROHDE