Eugene – Oregon (3-2) will take on No. 13 USC (5-0) in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday (5, Fox).
Mario Cristobal held his game weekly press conference tonight.
Below are the initial live updates from Cristobal’s press conference.
“Obviously, this is a very difficult situation as there is so much excitement about the opportunity, thoughts and prayers going out to those in Seattle at the same time and we hope that they will definitely work out and come out healthy on the other hand. ”
Last week and this week on the integrity of the Pak-12 season:
“Everyone involved is guessing that you want to fix everything on the field. We were ready to host the North Division crown on Saturday on our field and our opponent had to cancel, so we didn’t even get that chance. Then today we have a sudden change, we have a different Kind of got the chance.I don’t know if you can use the word ‘integrity’ in relation to this integrity.I think everyone is trying to figure it out.What you want is for everyone to have the opportunity to do it on the field and it’s difficult because it affects you from week to week. I do not know how it affects different teams from the beginning of the year to the present.In terms of the scholarship players available we have played games in the lower 50s this year, but this is what we are going to do because it provides the best shot for integrity.I think everyone is working on it; I think they have found the best solution they can come up with and we are ready to play. ”
When changing preparations for opponents, game dates:
“We’ve working on two different scripts. We’ll use one day to break Colorado completely, another day to break USC. Then we think, OK, if we’re going to go for a walk today, at least we should play Saturday today. If at some point there is some kind of news, then we can reverse it completely and go to Monday to Tuesday type practice and we are doing the same.Is it going as deep and thorough as you want in a normal week? It’s getting there.It’s getting everything you have invested in you. And it will be the All-Knights you come to pull in and you should.You should be excited about it.
“The players, they went home, they got something to eat, they got some rest, it gave us time to prepare for that second exercise, because it was a monumental task .I felt like some great flashbacks of drawing cards on the day like GA in ’97. Thought. ”
On Auburn rumors:
“We ‘ve had a lot of rumors at this point in the year. I can tell you, I’m not contacted, OK. I do not know my agent has been contacted and I talk to him every day. I trust Phil Knight. I trust Rob Mullens. I trust our administration and I am at Oregon. I trust people.
“As you know, when the pandemic first hit we were working on something and things stopped and things were taken back. I will always be transparent with each of you and I will continue to do so. Hopefully there are still a lot of things to talk about in the next couple of days. Hopefully that explains. ”
What are the factors in making a decision with job opportunities:
“I’m not gone through it yet, at least not since I’ve been here so I can not tell you. I know we have an amazing thing. We have an incredible class and when people start making ulate jokes and gossiping, people often take it and try to fit their story, which is recruitment in Oregon. Tries to influence classes, try to make a spin story.As I said earlier, I just said and I will say tomorrow, I’m being honest with you, I’m being honest with you, things are working and I have full confidence in the administration here things are going to work and I’m here Coaching is where it is. “
– He thinks both Oregon and USC lost two days for the game
– WR Devon Williams returns; LBs also include Noah Sewell and Drew Mathews
– TEs com McCormick is still being evaluated, Spencer is good to go web
– SLB Adrian Jackson “has a good chance to play this week”
– CB David Davis Not Available
– CB Donte Manning He is optimistic about coming back
– Donte says Oregon is looking to change some of the signals that have some contact with USC coaching staff with Williams and Todd Orlando
– Always want to compete for the championship at the end of the season. “You want everyone to play” in Pak-12 North. “It’s not fair to anyone.” But when the opportunity arises, everyone is excited and grateful.