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Photos: Ducks meet national media

Photos: Ducks meet national media

by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on January 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 4:20 AM

More  than 800 media credentials have been issued to journalists around the world to cover the Tostitos BCS Championship.

On Friday, the Ducks and Tigers traveled by bus to the media headquarters hotel to face the cameras, mikes and pencils.

Also on display - the gleaming crystal football awarded to the winner of the game: the BCS Championship trophy.

PHOTOS: Ducks meet national media

At one table, 6-foot 7-inch Oregon defensive tackle Brandon Bair towered over a 5-foot-tall TV reporter. 

At another, Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas sat nearly alone, politely answering questions from a small-town print journalist. Minutes early, Auburn Heisman-winning quarterback Cam Newton had been seated at the front of the room, facing the lineup of network cameras.

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ESPN's photogenic reporter Erin Andrews attracted as much media attention as some players, as photographers clicked shots of her interviewing athletes.

Meanwhile, up on the main stage, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly quoted Steve Prefontaine, refused to be lured into speculating about Pac 10 versus SEC, or Cam Newton versus LaMichael James, and had a simple message for anyone who would listen: "We'll play fast, we'll play hard, and we'll finish."

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