At the Pac-12 media day, new Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich made it clear that former Crenshaw running back De'Anthony Thomas will continue to have a big role in Oregon's offense.

"De'Anthony wants to be a moving target, a guy who doesn't line up in one position all the time, and certainly we like that too," he said.

That means Thomas will continue to be a scoring threat from multiple positions this fall.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com