Ceremonial helmets sit on the table before the start of the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Ceremonial helmets sit on the table before the start of the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum leads his players into the room before the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum leads his players into the room before the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Rodney Hardrick answers questions during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Rodney Hardrick answers questions during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum addresses the media during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum addresses the media during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks safety Charles Nelson listens to a question during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks safety Charles Nelson listens to a question during the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson laughs with Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner in between being asked questions. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson laughs with Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner in between being asked questions. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson leans against a wall, waiting for media members to come interview him. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson leans against a wall, waiting for media members to come interview him. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner speaks to the media after the press conference. Player and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner speaks to the media after the press conference. Player and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Joe Walker is interviewed by the media after the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Joe Walker is interviewed by the media after the press conference. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

An Oregon player sports a pair of custom made Air Jordans, the entire Oregon team received a pair. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

An Oregon player sports a pair of custom made Air Jordans, the entire Oregon team received a pair. Players and coaches speak at a press conference at the San Antonio Mariott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Duck waves to the fans as it leaves the stage. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Duck waves to the fans as it leaves the stage. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon Cheerleaders perform during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich prepares to go on stage.  The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich prepares to go on stage. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich waves to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich waves to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. talks to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. talks to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman talks to the crowd during the pep really.  The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman talks to the crowd during the pep really. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman hype up the crowd at the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and Oregon Ducks linebacker Tyson Coleman hype up the crowd at the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Duck dances on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Duck dances on stage during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner rides on a river boat with his teammates. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner rides on a river boat with his teammates. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (7) takes a selfie while riding on a river boat with the team. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington (7) takes a selfie while riding on a river boat with the team. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson waves to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson waves to the crowd during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon band performs from a river boat during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

The Oregon band performs from a river boat during the pep rally. The Alamo Bowl hosts the Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, December 31, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)