Ducks, Beavers talk season expectations at Media Day

Oregon and Oregon State coaches and players discussed a variety of topics at Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 6:09 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2021 6:42 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Oregon and Oregon State coaches and players talked about a number of topics at Pac-12 Media Day on Tuesday.

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal discussed navigating a COVID season and the expectations for his team in 2021.

The Ducks were picked by the media as the Pac-12 favorite securing 27 of the 40 votes. 

Oregon also had 10 players make preaseason all-Pac-12 headlined by defensive end and projected number one draft pick Kayvon Thibodeaux. 

Oregon State opens the season on September 4th at home against Fresno State. 

Oregon State head coach Jonathan Smith says he like the depth of the quarterback room.

The Beavers enter fall camp without a front runner for the starting position.

Last year's starter Tristan Gebbia and returner Ben Gulbranson are recovering from injury.

Chance Nolan and Colorado transfer Sam Noyer will be early favorites for the starting job when fall camp starts. 

The Beavers kick off the season on September 4th at Purdue. 

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