EULESS, Texas — In helmets, shorts and jerseys, second-ranked Oregon hit the practice field for the first time Saturday afternoon since arriving in Texas for Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship.

The Ducks practiced at Euless Trinity High School in conditions hovering around 39 degrees. Ohio State practiced indoors at the site of the title game, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

An Oregon spokesman said the Ducks could have practiced at the stadium, but chose the high school setting instead.

The nearly three dozen media members in attendance were allowed to watch the first 15 minutes of Saturday’s practice when, amid drills happening concurrently at each end of the field, the first- and second-team units practiced their hurry-up without any defenders.

Here is what was seen and heard at today’s practice. Above is Oregonian/Oregonlive photographer Thomas Boyd’s gallery of practice. Below are Vines of the action (click each to hear audio).

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, the former Nebraska quarterback, jumped into an early receiving drill for a few repetitions of his own. 

Each unit began practice, per usual, by breaking off into position groups. Here, defensive backs were catching passes from secondary coach John Neal. 

— Andrew Greif

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