Vernon Adams — A Different Kind of QB?

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Any time a star athlete the caliber of Marcus Mariota moves on, his successor will inevitably be compared to him. It happened to Steve Young when Joe Montana left San Francisco, it happened to Andrew Luck after Peyton Manning left the Colts and it’s happening to Vernon Adams now that Mariota is gone. Many comparisons have been made between Mariota and …

Of Chip Kelly’s System and the “Franchise QB” Conundrum

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It is well documented that a franchise QB is required in order to win the Super Bowl — at least, that is the common concept. However, this idea has two problems: First — and obvious issue — is that franchise QBs are extremely hard to find; there are many more franchises in the NFL than there are franchise QBs. The second …

Give em’ Hel: The Hometown Hero

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Who is the greatest coach in Oregon history? That answer is obvious isn’t it? It’s the man who went 11-2 in his first year as head coach and then lead Oregon to a National Championship in his second year as a head coach only to lose to an SEC coach running the spread option. No I’m not talking about Chip …