The truck, which left Eugene, CT Tuesday and arrived at the stadium at noon Thursday at Jerry's World -- thanks to two drivers putting the pedal to the metal with as few stops as possible -- is packed with more flash and swagger than any other truck on the road.It was roughly two decades ago that Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight and his top design lieutenant Tinker Hatfield, both former Oregon track and field members, set out to make Oregon the coolest team in college sports. The plan worked, thanks to the devotion of the company -- which designed Oregon's new "O" and gave it cutting-edge technology and looks -- and the team itself, whose style of play revolutionized the game.|
And while it's easy to see the complexity of the team's wardrobe on the biggest of stages,cheap Authentic Jerseys it's rare to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the engine runs. So we are here as the Oregon equipment crew wheels case after case of gear into one of the two visiting locker rooms at AT&T Stadium, where the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T will be played Monday night.The first task is putting the nameplates by the lockers. Farr, whose sole full-time job is heading up football equipment, is going through locker nameplates and organizing them by position groups. Quarterback Marcus Mariota's name goes on the first locker closest to the door."We put the quarterback closest to the exit because, well, it's just the way I learned," said Farr, who worked as a student manager when he went to Oregon and returned to work for the school after odd jobs running retail stores,Colorado Avalanche selling mortgages and working in his dad's furniture business.Helping Farr with the nameplates is Osbaldo Escatel, who the players call "Ozzie." You can tell he loves the job. The smile never leaves his face. Pretty good for a senior whose trip through college was delayed by two tours in Afghanistan with the Marines. Farr also gets an assist from Wasson, who oversees equipment for the rest of Oregon's teams.