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August 31, 2008 9:19 AM

Oregon player quotes

Posted by Bob Condotta

Here are some leftover quotes from the Oregon locker room, passed along since there is sometimes some insight to be gained on the Huskies by listening to those who played against them:

QB Jeremiah Masoli

On his game: "As the game went along and I got the jitters out, the game just came to me. Coach (offensive coordintator Chip) Kelly makes it so easy for us. ... It took a series or two. The first series I had a couple overthrown balls and you know, some miscues with the receivers, but a couple series is all it took to get back on our feet."

On rotating with Chris Harper: "We were just trying to mix it up and give them a different look. When (Justin) Roper went down, we weren't sure what we were going to do''

CB Jairus Byrd

On Jake Locker: "You saw what he did. He scrambled a lot and did a lot of things with his legs. ... Coach (defensive coordinator Nick) Allioti wanted to put pressure on them and make them throw the ball and I think we did that."

QB Chris Harper

On the game: "It was like a dream when I came out of the tunnel. I've been doing this since I was seven, so I knew what I was going to do when I got out there. I wasn't nervous, just anxious to get out there and play."

DE Nick Reed

On strategy against UW: "Shutting down Locker was our goal. We that he was their big threat and he was. He did well but the defense just did better. We contained him and flew around and played fast like we're suppose to. It was a great game.''

Has Locker improved?: "I don't know. He didn't get as many yards this time I don't think, but I saw him making passes I don't think he would have made last year.''

"We would've liked to hold them to zero, but (10) is not too bad.''

DT Cole Linehan

On Locker: "He still made some yards on broken plays, but when you're as talented as he is that is going to happen. He creates things. He makes something out of nothing. He's a great player."

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