Lyerla faces media, clears up Quick article snafu

lyerlaroegondailyemeraldSpeaking to reporters after practice, Colt Lyerla talks about the mini-controversy created by his interview with Jason Quick of the Oregonian. 

“The last thing I wanted was to be a distraction from the success we’re having right now,” he said, speaking with Comcast Sports Northwest and other reporters.

“I just want everyone to know I’m here 100% committed and I’m gonna be here the whole season and do whatever I can to help this team win.”

Two tight ends, set: Colt Lyerla was back at practice today and working hard (Oregon Daily Emerald photo).

Marcus Mariota was also interviewed by reporters after practice. Asked about Lyerla he said he was practicing hard and flying around, and that he felt confident that his tight end and head coach would deal with any misunderstanding without any long term problems.