Mariota Discusses Status of Injured Teammates Brown and Grasu

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FishDuck.com writer Ashley Young interviewed Marcus Mariota at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex today.

This morning’s interview with Mariota was short and sweet, and focused on his teammates rather than the upcoming game against Colorado — the last game in Autzen Stadium this season! Did it go by super fast, or is it just me?

Pharaoh Brown makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown against Utah, pre-injury.

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Pharaoh Brown makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown against Utah, pre-injury.

The first teammate that Mariota was asked about was Pharaoh Brown. Mariota explained that he spoke to Brown and that he is doing well. He is in Cleveland with family now trying to get healthy. Mariota said that although the win against Utah was a good one, it was bittersweet to walk away from.

The focus of the interview shifted to the new center who will be filling in for injured Hroniss Grasu. When asked if the low snaps we saw in last weekend’s game against the Utes will be seen again, Mariota explained that Doug Brenner may have been a little anxious and excited to get in the game, but it’s a work in progress and they have to work together. Mariota also said that Grasu should be back this season, as he is working on getting healthy right now.

Finally, the possibility of it being Mariota’s last game in Autzen Stadium was brought into question. “I haven’t really put much thought into it,” Mariota said. He said he just wants to be there and have a good game with the seniors while staying focused on the game.

Although it has been said that Utah was our last truly difficult obstacle to overcome, Colorado is no exception. As the game gets closer, I’m sure we’ll hear more about what is to be expected in this final showdown in Autzen for the 2014 season. In the meantime, we wish our injured Ducks a quick and speedy recovery and look forward to hopefully seeing all of them back on that field strong and healthy as soon as possible.

Top Photo by Kevin Cline

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McKalie Bellew

McKalie Bellew

McKalie Bellew just moved to Oregon from Arizona. She is a sophomore at Lane Community College and moved here to pursue her dream of studying Sports Journalism and Broadcasting at the University of Oregon. Her passion for sports is admirable and her determination and hunger for success in the sports field is fascinating; if you ever have the chance to talk to McKalie face-to-face about sports, you’ll know how much she loves these games just by the way her eyes light up during the conversation. When unable to attend Ducks home games you can find her in front of a television on the edge of her seat, cheering her crazed-fan-head off. McKalie appreciates your feedback and constructive-criticism to help her become a better writer and reporter.

  • Michael G

    I sure hope Brown gets back out on the field. Great kid, and I would love to see him make a awesome return!