Photos: Oregon football — Ducks arrive in San Antonio, begin Alamo Bowl preparations

Posted by Michael Arellano and Ryan Kang on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 3:45 pm.

After flying in from all points across the country, the Oregon football team and it’s staff personal were welcomed to their official media hotel on Christmas Day, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, center Hroniss Grasu, and safety Brian Jackson spoke briefly to members of the media about their first impressions of Texas and how they will prepare for the upcoming Alamo Bowl against the Texas Longhorns on Monday, Dec. 30.

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) shares a laugh with reporters as he speaks about mental preparations to make against the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon junior offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu (55) shares a laugh with reporters as he speaks about mental preparations to make against the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon strength and conditioning coach Jim Radcliffe is welcomed by Alamo Bowl personnel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon strength and conditioning coach Jim Radcliffe is welcomed by Alamo Bowl personnel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) waits at a charging station at Los Angeles International Airport during his layover from Hawaii to San Antonio, Texas. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) waits at a charging station at Los Angeles International Airport during his layover from Hawaii to San Antonio, Texas. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The atrium of the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter awaits the arrival of the Oregon team members and personal who will stay there for the Bowl trip. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The atrium of the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter awaits the arrival of the Oregon team members and personal who will stay there for the Bowl trip. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich shares a moment with his six-year-old son Max as they wait for the rest of the team to unload from the buses. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich shares a moment with his six-year-old son Max as they wait for the rest of the team to unload from the buses. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Los Tres Trio mariachi serenade the Oregon teams as they arrive in the hotel lobby. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Los Tres Trio mariachi serenade the Oregon teams as they arrive in the hotel lobby. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon linebackers coach Don Pellum arrives in the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon linebackers coach Don Pellum arrives in the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens enters the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens enters the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell arrives at the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell arrives at the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich speaks with the media about his plans for preparing against the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich speaks with the media about his plans for preparing against the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens' two boys, Cooper and Tanner, receive commemorative Alamo Bowl stickers as they enter the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens’ two boys, Cooper and Tanner, receive commemorative Alamo Bowl stickers as they enter the team hotel. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti steps off the team bus in downtown San Antonio. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti steps off the team bus in downtown San Antonio. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Los Tres Trio mariachi band wait for the Oregon team to arrive in the hotel lobby. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Members of the Los Tres Trio mariachi band wait for the Oregon team to arrive in the hotel lobby. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon senior linebacker Boseko Lokombo (25) picks up his luggage from San Antonio airport before heading to the team hotel. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior linebacker Boseko Lokombo (25) picks up his luggage from San Antonio airport before heading to the team hotel. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior defensive back Brian Jackson (12) speaks with the media about maintaining responsible behavior among freshman team members during their Bowl trip. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon senior defensive back Brian Jackson (12) speaks with the media about maintaining responsible behavior among freshman team members during their Bowl trip. The Oregon team arrives at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon senior linebacker Boseko Lokombo (25) and Oregon freshman tight end John Mundt (83) wait for their luggage at San Antonio airport. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon senior linebacker Boseko Lokombo (25) and Oregon freshman tight end John Mundt (83) wait for their luggage at San Antonio airport. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Casey Flowers waits to pick up a few Oregon football players at San Antonio airport. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Casey Flowers waits to pick up a few Oregon football players at San Antonio airport. The No. 10 Oregon Ducks play the Texas Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 30, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)