Oregon C Grasu faces challenges in second year

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 13, 2012
In golf, it's called the yips. Oregon center Hroniss Grasu (He-rone-iss Grah-su) doesn't have a name for it when it comes to football, he just knows he doesn't like it. Grasu has worked this week to conquer football's version of the yips that were evident last week in the No. 4 Ducks' 42-25 victory over Fresno State. One of his snaps was so badly off it went - inadvertently - into the hands of running back Kenjon Barner. It was unusual for Grasu, who was settled comfortably into his role last season as a redshirt freshman. He called it the worst game of his life. But he also felt just as ''off'' in Oregon's opener against Arkansas State, a 57-34 victory.
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