Bennett Transfer Latest Challenge for Ducks

Bennett scrambles towards the end zone against Arizona.

Two weeks ago, Bryan Bennett had officially decided to stay in Eugene and was set to switch over to the defensive side of the ball.  However, over the last few days he had a change of heart, prompting him to transfer.  His new home, Southeastern Louisiana, is an FCS school in the Southland Conference, and this allows him to play right away and not  sit out a year.

As the only backup quarterback with significant game experience, Bennett will be sorely missed by the Ducks.  Freshmen Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues will now battle it out for the number two spot on the depth chart.

An injury that slows starter Marcus Mariota for so much as part of the wrong game could put the Ducks in a challenging position with the lack of experience on the roster.  Will Lockie or Rodrigues step up?  Either or both are likely to be helped by getting some reps in the early season games.  And it certainly can’t hurt to have the 2010 Footballscoop National QB Coach of the Year for your head coach.

As for Bennet, we saw at Oregon that he has the skill to succeed wherever he plays. Regardless of what happens next year, we wish Bennett the best of luck at Southeastern Louisiana and we will truly miss him.

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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock