Oregon Football

Monday Mario Cristobal Press Conference

November 18, 2019

On Monday Mario Cristobal talked to the media for the first time since his post-game interview Saturday night. At the time an initial comment was made on freshman wide receiver Mycah Pittman but Cristobal updated his injury Monday.

“The big one was Mycah. He did suffer a break in his arm. He’s got about 6 weeks.” 

Additionally Oregon will travel to ASU this weekend to face a tough Pac-12 opponent. Mario Cristobal also talked about the importance of that game and what to expect from the Sun Devils. 

Below are the bulk of his quotes from Monday with video added to the bottom.

Injury Updates:

“The big one was Mycah. He did suffer a break in his arm. He’s got about 6 weeks. CJ was his elbow but he was fine by the end of the game. Bryson was banged up, but he really wasn’t.”

On Mycah for post-season play:

“We’ll see. We’re always hopeful of that.” 

Replacing Pittman:

“I think you always explore all of your options. Crocker and Waters and Wilhoite, with Wilhoite and Waters coming off injuries they’re a ways off getting to know the system. Crocker is coming along. We’ll find solutions.”

On Offensive Growth for Herbert:

It’s a little bit of everything. He’s got a tremendous amount of pride in his craft. The receivers and coach Bo have done a great job creating a culture in that room. The passing game is about timing and precision. Playing with toughness. Overall it’s just a great collective effort.”

On Second Review of Film:

“There’s always things when you look at film closely, when you really study it. You see a lot of improvement in technique and fundamentals, particularly in the front 7. I thought tackling improved. Our communication. Getting off to a fast start on offense was great. We improved from a penalty standpoint. There’s progress there. Pleased with a lot of areas but a lot of areas to improve.”

On Pickett Not Playing Much:

“Him not playing as much, things were just kind of rolling. Not really much more than that.”

On Playing Starters on Special Teams:

“We will never devalue one phase for another. Special teams is just as important as offense and defense. It’s important for your team.”

On the Culture:

“Our guys have adopted they’re all big things. There are no little things. That way nothing slips through the cracks.”


“They’re as talented as any team you’ll see. Defensively they’re very disruptive. They play the Tillman position which is very different than you’ll see. They force you to make plays, they don’t just hand over easy plays. Their receivers are a lot of make 1 guy miss and go. Eno is as good as it gets as a running back. They’re physical, they’re athletic. Both quarterbacks are talented guys, they don’t play like freshmen. A very experienced and well-coached football team.”

On Playing Herbert Late into the Game:

“I don’t know what is defined as late or not. I know what we had called we’re really safe plays to keep moving the football and we play football here at the University of Oregon and that’s what we're going to continue to do.”


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