PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
Coach Chip Kelly with Brandon Bair. Oregon was picked first in the media poll after winning the conference in 2009.
Kelly on losing his starting quarterback and the competition between Nate Costa and Darron Thomas: "We've got two quality players who will battle it out and we'll name a starter a week before our first game."
Kelly was asked about the "rumor" that the Ducks have switched from a 4-3 defense to a "hybrid 3-4": "We haven't switched our defense. I don't know why that keeps coming up." (By the way, Kelly made this point in a very animated way to me on the flight from New York to Los Angeles when I told him it was a frequent mailbag item).
Bair on the Ducks defense not getting as much credit as the offense: "All that matters to me is we're successful."
Bair on USC's NCAA sanctions: "I don't think it matters that they are on probation."
Kelly on being picked first: "Preseason rankings don't mean anything to us."