Refining the Fine Steel

Disneyland -- Mark Asper, 6-7, 325 called this week's practice, "refining the fine steel," as the No. 5 Oregon Ducks prepare for the the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers in the 98th Annual Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012. Asper, along with several teammates were at Disneyland on Tuesday as part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Oregon arrived in Southern California on Monday.

Asper felt the first day of practice in California was more intense than what the Ducks had gone through in Eugene just a week before. Oregon has been to the Rose Bowl six times but has only one victory in the "Granddaddy of them all" in school history and that was back in 1917.

Oregon is known for its fast-paced practices and the players have often commented that the tempo of the Oregon plays at is nothing compared to what happens in practice.

Asper, who came to Oregon as a tight end has been on Chip Kelly's offensive line through 41 wins over the last four years, three straight BCS games and two Rose Bowls. This year however, the Ducks seek their first win in such a big game.

Does Asper reveal just how determined the Ducks are in this game?

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