Best quotes from Oregon Ducks practice this week
Rebounding from the loss
The Ducks aren’t about to let Auburn beat them twice.
Coming off a tough 27-21 loss to the Auburn Tigers on neutral ground at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, the Oregon Ducks (0-1) look to bounce back this week at home against the visiting Nevada Wolfpack (1-0).
Nevada is coming off a 34-31 game-winning field goal against the Purdue Boilermakers.
How will Oregon respond to a tough defeat? Will the Ducks allow this loss to carry over into Saturday?
Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. (PT) in Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR.
Changes OC Marcus Arroyo would have made vs. Auburn
Injuries to the wide receiver corps went deeper before Auburn. Juwan Johnson (along with Brenden Schooler and Mycah Pittman) added his name to list of those not available to play on Saturday vs. Auburn forcing some younger players into action.
“Looking back you probably say with the guys probably not protecting those young guys who were out there who had to go in and step in… see if we could cut it loose a little more. I’ll always take ownership. But man, let those guys go out there and play. I think we look back and say let those guys play a little bit more.”
The goals are still there
“I think we’re rebounding well. We know we have the entire season ahead of us and we’re not going to let one loss define our season. We still have all of our goals ahead of us and we can still achieve all those.”
- Senior center Jake Hanson
Coach Cristobal thanks the fans
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas can hold 100,000 people. There was a big sea of green and yellow Ducks fans who made weekend travel plans to support their team in Oregon’s first game of the 2019 season.
“It was awesome coming out of the tunnel and seeing everybody out there. It certainly provided us with plenty of inspiration… We were able to show our physicality, our improved ability to make plays in certain situations… But all in all, we did not get the result we wanted — some good things to build upon and our players feel that way.”