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SI: How do you feel about the new uniforms?
DE: I'm jacked about them. They're fun. I know our players are really excited, and our recruits like them. It gives guys some adrenaline. Uniforms don't win games, but a lot of guys play good when they look good and feel good.
SI: DOES HAVING 19 RETURNING STARTERS EQUAL SUCCESS?
DE: IS EXPERIENCE GOOD OR BAD WHEN YOU GO 6--6? HOPEFULLY OUR GUYS COMING BACK UNDERSTAND THE MISTAKES THEY MADE.
SI: What does 6' 8" quarterback Brock Osweiler, the new starter, bring to the table?
DE: He can throw it over the top of people. He can see defenses. He runs 4.7 in the 40, and he's 235 pounds, so when people try to tackle him, they better bring him down. Having been in this offense for two years, he's making better decisions than he did last fall.
SI: Do you think the Pac-12 suffers from an East Coast bias?
DE: I don't buy it. If our league plays well, everyone will know who we are.
SI: How do you handle expectations of being the Pac-12 South favorite?
DE: Anybody can beat anybody in the Pac-12, so for anyone to be a favorite is ridiculous. But we've worked very hard to build this program, and we're a better football team this year than we've been since I came to Tempe. If you stay healthy and get some breaks, you have a chance.