Talk Oregon Ducks football with LB Michael Clay
12:58
Which team wins Saturday?
Oregon Ducks
 ( 100% )
Stanford Cardinal
 ( 0% )

Thursday November 10, 2011 12:58 
12:59
mclay46: 
close to 100 percent but not all the way
Thursday November 10, 2011 12:59 mclay46
12:59
The Oregonian: 
Hello and welcome. We wait for Michael Clay to join us.
Thursday November 10, 2011 12:59 The Oregonian
12:59
[Comment From chrischris: ] 
Are you feeling 100% healthy?
Thursday November 10, 2011 12:59 chris
1:00
The Oregonian: 
Hi, Michael, and welcome.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 The Oregonian
1:00
mclay46: 
close to 100 percent but not all the way

Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 mclay46
1:00
[Comment From IanIan: ] 
Is there extra pressure for yourself and the other Ducks from the Bay Area when you're playing @ Cal or Stanford (as you are on Saturday)? Good luck and go Ducks.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 Ian
1:00
mclay46: 
i wouldnt say pressure. I would have to say we are looking for ward to it a lot more
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 mclay46
1:01
The Oregonian: 
Couple of Andrew Luck questions:
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:01 The Oregonian
1:01
[Comment From mikemike: ] 
how will you contain there running back and andrew luck?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:01 mike
1:01
[Comment From rconnellrconnell: ] 
Michael, what has Coach Al been doing different, in practice, to help you guys be ready for facing a QB like Andrew Luck?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:01 rconnell
1:01
mclay46: 
We will contain them by being disciplined and going all out for 60 minutes
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:01 mclay46
1:02
mclay46: 
Nothing has really changed we just do our thing and we will be ready for Luck
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:02 mclay46
1:02
[Comment From BrandonBrandon: ] 
whats is like playing for a guy like Chip? and how excited are you guys about saturday?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:02 Brandon
1:02
mclay46: 
Its fun playing for coach kelly. And we are definitely really amped for staurday
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:02 mclay46
1:03
[Comment From ErikErik: ] 
How do you feel about a 3-4 defense opposed to a 4-3 with the big boys Wade and Ricky up front and Deon in a drop end. more or less versatility?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:03 Erik
1:03
mclay46: 
i would say more versatile. The one guy that goes under the radar is Taylor Hart he has a motor and plays almost every position
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:03 mclay46
1:04
[Comment From KikoKiko: ] 
Who is your inspiration on the Academic side of your life as a student athlete?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:04 Kiko
1:04
mclay46: 
To get my degree before i finish. I want to be the first to get my degree in under 4 years. And for my little sister
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:04 mclay46
1:04
The Oregonian: 
Couple of media questions here:
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:04 The Oregonian
1:04
[Comment From 91 Duck91 Duck: ] 
How much of the media surrounding the Oregon/Stanford game do you (team) pay attention to leading up to the game?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:04 91 Duck
1:05
[Comment From chrischris: ] 
is chip short with the players like he is with the media?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:05 chris
1:05
mclay46: 
we really dont pay much attention to all of the hype
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:05 mclay46
1:05
[Comment From dreydrey: ] 
how ready is the defense for the stanford Offense
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:05 drey
1:05
[Comment From chrischris: ] 
is the faceless opponent still there today?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:05 chris
1:05
mclay46: 
and chip just gets his point across in a quick but to the point matter
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:05 mclay46
1:06
mclay46: 
And as a defense we are ready to go against this offense we've had a great week of practice
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:06 mclay46
1:06
[Comment From rconnellrconnell: ] 
Mike, do you guys feel you have a mental edge inthis game. This is Stanfords biggest game in 50 years. Having played in the NC game a season ago, does it give you a mental edge?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:06 rconnell
1:07
mclay46: 
We definitely know what to expect form the crowd and the media so there is a little bit of an edge
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:07 mclay46
1:07
[Comment From IanIan: ] 
Be honest-do you want another chance to run a fake punt this year, and hopefully score this time?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:07 Ian
1:07
[Comment From AdamAdam: ] 
What has your favorite play of the season been?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:07 Adam
1:07
mclay46: 
yeah it would definitely be fun to do another fake punt
and score finally
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:07 mclay46
1:08
mclay46: 
and my favorite play so far this year was the pick 6 against Colorado
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:08 mclay46
1:08
[Comment From KikoKiko: ] 
How much have you learned from playing next to #47?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:08 Kiko
1:08
mclay46: 
ive known kiko for a while now so we just feed off of each other. so we both have learned form each other
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:08 mclay46
1:08
[Comment From dunkonyerheddunkonyerhed: ] 
Michael, it's been fun watching the defense mature this season. Two questions. First, how confident are you that the Oregon defense will be able to contain (not stop) that Stanford running game and tight end play? And second, how do you personally feel that your game has improved?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:08 dunkonyerhed
1:09
mclay46: 
i am very confident that we will do a real good job against the run and the play action that gets the tight ends up the field
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:09 mclay46
1:10
mclay46: 
and i am definitely smarter than i was last year when it comes to my gameplay
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:10 mclay46
1:10
[Comment From huskyspankershuskyspankers: ] 
Hey Micheal, how fun was it going to husky stadium and closing it down with an oregon win :)
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:10 huskyspankers
1:11
mclay46: 
it was really fun to get a win at husky stadium
couldnt ask for a better way to get the W
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:11 mclay46
1:11
[Comment From AdamAdam: ] 
Mike, what is the toughest thing the LB corp has had to work on this year?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:11 Adam
1:12
mclay46: 
i would have to say getting some of the younger guys up to speed and definitely compensation for our shorter stature with me and dewitt
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:12 mclay46
1:12
[Comment From ErikErik: ] 
How do you guys plan to stop a double/triple TE set like stanfords?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:12 Erik
1:13
mclay46: 
definitely match numbers but most importantly play with the right fundamentals and technique to counter it
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:13 mclay46
1:13
[Comment From dunkonyerheddunkonyerhed: ] 
How would you rate your over all experience at Oregon - not just as a football player but as a student and community member of Eugene? Would you recommend it for your son if that time ever came?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:13 dunkonyerhed
1:14
mclay46: 
Yes definitely. i really like the eugene area not only as a football player but just as a regular student
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:14 mclay46
1:14
[Comment From WeWinAgainWeWinAgain: ] 
who is the toughest player you have faced so far this year, and do you think Luck will be the toughest to defend against overall?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:14 WeWinAgain
1:15
mclay46: 
the toughest player i would have to say is nick foles. even though i did not play but he was really good
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:15 mclay46
1:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
how much can you bench press and who presses the most on the team?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:15 Guest
1:16
mclay46: 
i bench 325
and honestly i do not know. I know terrell benched 411 this year
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:16 mclay46
1:16
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 
Hey Michael. First of all, real happy that you are back and almost 100%.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:16 Alex
1:16
[Comment From IanIan: ] 
Is Luck the best QB you've faced at avoiding the rush and extending plays with his feet?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:16 Ian
1:16
mclay46: 
i would have to say yes he is the best at doing that so far
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:16 mclay46
1:17
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
which team seems to have the nastiest blockers
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:17 Guest
1:17
mclay46: 
and thank you
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:17 mclay46
1:17
mclay46: 
th enastiest blockers would be lsu and stanford
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:17 mclay46
1:17
[Comment From jbjb: ] 
can you talk about how the communication on the defense has progressed this season? and who is the field general calling the defense plays/ the leader??
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:17 jb
1:18
mclay46: 
its a collective effort but the linebackers are the glue as we must communicate verbally to the line and with hand signals to the db's
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:18 mclay46
1:18
[Comment From Ducksfan1410Ducksfan1410: ] 
Do you have any thoughts on why we had such a slow start against Stanford last year? Almost gave me a heart attack.......
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:18 Ducksfan1410
1:18
mclay46: 
we made silly mistakes. missed tackles and i think we had a turnover tht gave them good field position
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:18 mclay46
1:18
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 
My qestion didnt come through :) here it is: It is obviously important to control the line and stop Stanfords running game (as they are run first) but what challenges does it pose to our secondary to make sure "Mr.First round pick best QB of all times to walk the Earth" doesn't get an open target? Thank you again.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:18 Alex
1:19
The Oregonian: 
Sorry, Alex.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:19 The Oregonian
1:20
mclay46: 
i think if they do not peek into the backfield they will do just fine. Maybe being over anxious to help on the run will pose a problem
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:20 mclay46
1:20
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
who do you personally want to see have a big game this week? who do we need to see play their best game of the year?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:20 Guest
1:21
mclay46: 
taylor hart
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:21 mclay46
1:21
[Comment From AdamAdam: ] 
What are some life skills you will take away from your time with the football team? How has it changed you as a person?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:21 Adam
1:22
mclay46: 
taylor will have a monster game
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:22 mclay46
1:22
mclay46: 
time management. and i have just matured so far from high school through college
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:22 mclay46
1:23
[Comment From JaquaJaqua: ] 
Who is the funniest on the offense and the defense?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:23 Jaqua
1:23
mclay46: 
funniest on the offense darrion weems funniest on defense is terrell turner
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:23 mclay46
1:23
[Comment From LoggingTreesLoggingTrees: ] 
Hey Micheal, you friends with any of the Stanford players, and if so, do you guys talk during this week?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:23 LoggingTrees
1:24
mclay46: 
i have 3 high school teammates on the stanford team and we talk almost every week
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:24 mclay46
1:24
[Comment From EE: ] 
How will you guys stop Martin and DeCastro up front?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:24 E
1:24
mclay46: 
with our d line our speed and just some fight
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:24 mclay46
1:24
[Comment From ErikErik: ] 
whats your pump up jam, the last song you listen to before gametime?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:24 Erik
1:25
mclay46: 
adele someone like you is the last song i listen to. but my jam is nightmares of the bottom by lil wayne
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:25 mclay46
1:25
[Comment From DonDon: ] 
Do you think Stanford will come out with any wrinkles that we haven't seen before or are they just going to stay consistent?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:25 Don
1:26
mclay46: 
i think they will stay consistent and do what they do best
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:26 mclay46
1:26
[Comment From Big catBig cat: ] 
How much do u enjoy playing at Oregon?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:26 Big cat
1:27
mclay46: 
i enjoy it a lot
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:27 mclay46
1:27
[Comment From DonDon: ] 
How would you compare last year's Stanford team with this one?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:27 Don
1:27
mclay46: 
they are very similar to last year
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:27 mclay46
1:27
[Comment From AdamAdam: ] 
How are you going to manage Luck's ability to change plays at the line of scrimmage?
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:27 Adam
1:28
mclay46: 
just react to the play he checks to
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:28 mclay46
1:29
The Oregonian: 
We're going to let Michael go, now.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:29 The Oregonian
1:29
mclay46: 
thanks for the questions everyone
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:29 mclay46
1:29
The Oregonian: 
Thanks, everyone. And thank you, Michael.
Thursday November 10, 2011 1:29 The Oregonian
 
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