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26 May 2015
27 May 2015
IN PHOTOS: Ducks meet Mickey as Goofy hype begins in So Cal
There was something Mickey Mouse about the Oregon Ducks' first day in Southern California for the Rose Bowl.
The world's most famous celebrity Mouse greeted coach Mark Helfrich and players at Disneyland on Saturday, as Oregon and Florida State kicked off the week of their national semifinal game (2 p.m. Thursday at Pasadena, Calif.).
Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of FSU, respective winners of the 2014 and 2013 Heisman Trophy awards, drew most of the attention.
Mariota revealed that Goofy is his favorite Disney character.
Helfrich, also a Goofy fan, said meeting Mickey was "big."
But they know that so is the game -- the winner gets to play Jan. 12 at Arlington, Texas, for the national championship.
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