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Oregon 2019 Media Day

Eugene, OR -- The expectations are high for Oregon football heading into the second year of the Mario Cristobal era. 

The team held its annual media day following its first fall camp practice. 

The Ducks are projected to win the Pac-12 North and ranked No. 13 in the preseason rankings.

"I think it's manufacturing itself and people are also looking in the mirror and challenging themselves to truly be the best they can be," Cristobal said.

Cristobal also spoke about building a winning culture at Oregon. The players have bought into that philosophy as well. 

"Culture is really just like help us become better men at the end of the day," offensive lineman Penei Sewell. "Culture can be being on time, being early. Being on time isn't good enough."

Cristobal also said the first 19 days of camp are dedicated to technique and rhythm. After that is when the team can focus on its week one opponent, Auburn. 

"He definitely drills it into us a lot but if you can't grasp that information it's on you," running back Travis Dye said. "It depends on how you grasp that information and how you take it."

Oregon opens the season against Auburn on August 31 in Arlington, Texas.

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