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Kelly on uniforms: 34 times I've liked them, 6 times I haven't

After practice yesterday, Chip Kelly was asked about the new uniforms that had just been officially released.

Kelly noted that 15-20 players gave Nike input on the design of the uniform, and how that was a unique experience for them, and was then asked which uniform has been his personal favorite thus far.

Coach Kelly responded, "Whatever we win in. I don't care about anything else. So 34 times I've liked them and 6 times I haven't liked them."

Kelly's record since taking over the Ducks is 34 wins and 6 losses.

 

Herman: The pressure we feel as coaches is all internal

Tom Herman is entering the first season as the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes, but says that he feels the same amount of pressure now as they head into week one as he did as a young assistant coach at the D-III level.

"I don’t feel any more pressure than I did when I was a wide receivers coach at 23 years old at Texas Lutheran University, a Division III school, making $5,000 a year.”

The pressure you feel as coaches is all internal. You want your guys to go out and play their best no matter what logo is on the helmet or on the jersey or what name is on the jersey." he explained

"I think the most pressure we feel as coaches comes from inside, and the ones who let the internal pressures get to them are probably staying up real late at night, and the ones who can handle their own internal pressure and make sure the product on the field is as good as it can possibly be every Saturday, then can rest easy at night.”

Herman admits to feeling pressure, but that type of pressure comes from expecting the best product from himself. 

“I had a lot of internal pressure,” Herman said in reflection. “I still do to this day. Whether it’s a group of Division III wide receivers taking the field or an entire offense for the Ohio State University, you feel like your name is on that. Whatever the case may be, you want that product to be good.”

Mic'd up at Texas

Good video here from the Longhorn Network with tight ends coach Bruce Chambers mic'd up.

Chambers coaches his guys up on proper hand placement and blocking techniques before breaking off to a period with the quarterbacks.

Thursday TV

Solid slate of Thursday night preseason action. Arizona at Tennessee will be featured on ESPN.

Eastern times listed.

NFL:

Green Bay at Cincinnati - 7 

Jacksonville at Baltimore - 7:30

Arizona at Tennessee - 8 - ESPN

College:

No games tonight...but one week from now we'll have some good games.

High School:

No games.

Oregon's latest uniforms - Nike sets the bar again

  

In a much anticipated move, Oregon unveiled their latest uniform addition earlier today.

Eleven different materials are used in the jerseys and pants, with 16 different materials total used for adapt to the specific needs of the players during game day.

The feathers on the shoulder pads are similar to the ones that they wore in the Rose Bowl last season, and a new material, called "Chain Maille Mesh" was incorporated into the uniform to make it the "lightest and fastest uniform ever made."

Word is that a metallic green helmet, much like their chrome Rose Bowl helmet from last year will also be in the mix.

Chip Kelly weighed in on the new technology being featured and the new look overall.

"Nike has always done a tremendous job of integrating the input they have gathered from our players with a cutting-edge technology that maximizes their performance on the field. Every year I ask how they possibly can surpass their previous innovations and every year they deliver. Once again, Nike has set the standard in revolutionary uniform design."

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