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Cristobal Recaps Scrimmage

August 11, 2019

Oregon held a private scrimmage on Saturday evening. Following the first Fall scrimmage, Mario Cristoal spoke with media about the scrimmage and the week of practice. 

Some of the highlights include an injury update and some big plays.

Below are the highlights of his press conference with video at the bottom.

On injuries during the scrimmage

“I can’t recall anything major. I saw some twist, a couple guys that got nicked up but got back up and ran off and got back in. I didn’t see anything of the serious nature.”

On team injuries

“Jamal Hill was out last week, but should be back monday. Gary baker was out for a day but was full go today. Carlberg got nicked up yesterday, but camped nicked up so he was ready to go. We feel pretty good from a health standpoint. We’ll get some rest tomorrow with some meetings then be ready to hit it on monday.”

On Wide Receiver unit

“We dropped some balls today, we also made some monstrous plays. Johnny Johnson really played great today. I thought Mycah Pittman and Jaylon redd played really well for us today. We need more from the outside guys. Bryan Addison had a big time catch as well. Those guys are really pushing each other. The competition helped.”

On Running back unit

“The backs did a nice job today as well in protection and getting the ball in their hands. Those guys have really worked on technique, on fundamentals and on eye discipline. They catch the ball a heck of a lot better out of the backfield and they’re making people miss. They’re so much better in protection and they have to keep improving on that. They’re running hard and getting behind their pads.”

On Bryan Addison

“All of the ability that we saw in him is really starting to show. He’s a competitor, he’s a very well liked and popular guy. He’s 6 feet and a mil, he’s a tall guy who can go up there and catch a ball extremely well and he’s fast. He’s a guy that can just really get up there with good balance and body control and can just get up there and snatch it. 

But he can also run by you, and he’s a real good route runner, a lot of time people think that guys are just catch radius type guys but he can actually maneuver his way into some really good option routes and all that kind of stuff. I’m really pleased with him.”

On Lamar Winston and Jaylon Redd

“I think Lamar is having just an outstanding camp. He just continues to bring it just every single day as a leader as well which is most important. Him and Jaylon Redd have gotten together and have made that decision to elevate the culture and they’ll elevate their accountability level of play and those two guys have been just outstanding. I know they’re on opposite sides of the ball but that’s okay, we encourage that.”

On Jordon Scott

“Jordon continues to have a good camp. He looks like he’s in shape and he knows that he has to continue to get to elite condition and be the best player that he can possibly be.”

On Isaac-Slade Matautia

“He had a big interception today, a real real big one. He can run and he’s a fast guy. He has good coverage and he’s good in the run. He’s good at bringing pressure. He just brings that much more intensity.”

On Sean dollars

“I thought Sean Dollars had a great week of practice. He’s very fast and can do a lot of things with the ball in his hands.”

On Josh Delgado

“I want to give that guy some props, his ankle he really twisted it pretty good early in the week. He pretty easily could’ve milked that thing the whole week. That guy was out there whether he had a limp, whether he had to hop on one leg, he just fought through and found a way to get it done. I just thought that was impressive.”

On the overall team through camp

“We’ve got a long ways to go. We’re progressing and we’re getting better but the vision and the standard for this program to where we want to be, we’ve still got miles to go. To go where we want to go. To go from 9-4 and keep progressing from there, it’s exponentially harder. 

I guess the best way to put it is you can’t get a little bit better and expect to improve when you’re reaching that 9 and 10 game win limit. It doesn’t just happen. Everybody is getting better, it’s really hard to get there. The commitment to that is strong and the awareness of what needs to be done is real.”

On having 85 scholarship players

“It’s a blessing. It’s something that was sorely missed. Almost a dozen players less. Think about the quality of work with your 2’s and 3’s and not to mention what that does for your 1’s. Knowing what that does to have that kind of quality of depth behind them. It’s a game changer and I cannot stress that enough.”

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