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"Today is the dawn of a new day for this storied conference, and we're thrilled with the additions of Colorado and Utah."

-- Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott

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"It doesn't affect me. We've never been picked high, so it's not unusual for us, is it?"

-- Arizona coach Mike Stoops on the Wildcats being picked fourth in the South Division

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"It's a tough league, so many good football teams and good quarterbacks in this league, it's unbelievable the amount of quarterbacks that are good in this league."

-- Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson

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"We have a great deal of respect for Utah, and I think they're going to be very competitive in the conference."

-- California coach Jeff Tedford

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"We need to address that issue immediately. It does not sit well with me."

-- Colorado coach Jon Embree on the Buffaloes' 18-game losing streak on the road

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"I'd like to commend the media that covers this conference, because I think you're the smartest ones out there. You picked us to win the league."

-- Oregon coach Chip Kelly

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"We've added two great schools and programs to our conference...It should be just a really, really interesting year."

-- Oregon State coach Mike Riley

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"I didn't really think about the decision after I made it. I've been very happy. I haven't had any regrets. I love being able to represent Stanford University. I'm looking forward to doing that on the field this year."

-- Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck on his decision not to turn pro

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"I have a real stake in this. This is not just my job, it's my alma mater. It's kind of my dream to be the head coach at UCLA. I am looking forward to this year like none other in that if we can get over this hump and get going in the right direction."

-- UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel

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"I've got to think as you look at it, it's the most competitive the conference has ever been in its history, and I'm more excited to be part of that. A lot of credit goes to Larry Scott and his staff for not just expanding the conference, but so many ideas outside of the box."

-- USC coach Lane Kiffin

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"On behalf of the University of Utah, first thing I'd like to say is we're ecstatic about the opportunity to join the Pac-12 Conference."

-- Utah coach Kyle Whittingham

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"I expect (Colorado and Utah) to play hard. Both coaches, Coach Whittingham and Coach Embree are hard-nosed guys. They're going to play hard, they're going to play physical football. Both of them have pretty rich football traditions, so it's not like we're bringing somebody that is just stepping in."

-- Washington coach Steve Sarkisian

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"We've gone about our business of trying to recruit the type of person with the right DNA. When I say that, I mean from the neck up. We're looking for kids that have the great passion for the game."

-- Washington State coach Paul Wulff