Fiesta Bowl 2013: Oregon Ducks have good first practice

Jonathan Ferrey

Oregon is gearing up for the Fiesta Bowl and its coach feels good about the preparation.

Chip Kelly feels very good about his team's first practice heading into the Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Kelly has led his team once again into Arizona for the celebrated BCS bowl, one that he was in two years ago for the National Championship Game against Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers.

Of course, Oregon fell short in the final seconds of that game, something Kelly hopes to avoid this time around.

"It was good to get back out on the field. I thought our guys were real attentive," Kelly said. "We’ve been together for a while. They know how to practice. They know what’s expected of them and I was real impressed with them for the first day back after a couple of days off."

Kelly believes his team will be ready to go, partially because of how much winning the program has done in recent times.

"I think winning is just a byproduct of a good culture, but I don’t think it’s just because you’re winning it creates that."

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