On stage ... Oregon

July, 24, 2012
7/24/12
4:22
PM ET
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Some notes from Oregon coach Chip Kelly, running back Kenjon Barner and linebacker Michael Clay.
  • Kelly and Barner showed up in all-black. Clay was in some snazzy white pants.
  • Kelly: "We only had 10 seniors on last year's team." Only 16 seniors this year, by the way.
  • Both Barner and Clay have already graduated.
  • Kelly on De'Anthony Thomas' role increase: "De'Anthony's role will increase and Kenjon's role will increase."
  • Barner on the Ducks uniforms: "Who knows what to expect? It's Oregon."
  • Kelly on how much more Thomas can do: "Hopefully a lot ... the only thing we won't do is let him throw ... you'll see him a little bit more in the kick return game, maybe punt return."
  • Kelly was asked about Penn State sanctions. He said the primary issue was victims and protecting "youth of this country."
  • Barner on pressure: "Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what you're doing. I've been in this position a few times in my career."
  • Clay on Ducks defense: "We don't want the big, slow, clunky guys."
  • Kelly wouldn't say whether Thomas was chiefly a running back or receiver: "I don't know what he is. He's a special player."

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