"The university holds the health, safety and well-being of all of our students in high regard," athletic director Rob Mullens said in the statement. "We are confident that these athletes will soon return to full health, and we will continue to support them and their families in their recoveries."
"We're going to look far and wide. We're going to have a broad, diverse pool of candidates," Mullens said. "We want somebody who embraces the student experience, who understands the high expectations at the University of Oregon, who understands our community, you know, really, really wants to be here."