Vernon Adams Jr.’s Feature to Appear on SportsCenter

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So, the whirlwind of an offseason for former Eastern Washington quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr., continues. It was reported yesterday by oregon247sports.com, that ESPN  started a project that will feature the new Ducks quarterback in his transition from small school football to a national powerhouse, the University of Oregon. Many people were concerned with the Ducks chances to remain competitive, solely based on the void left by Marcus Mariota. …

First-Year Starting Quarterbacks Have Made Winning a Habit

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For a quarterback, the leap from high school or junior college to a major college football program is significant, and those veterans who have had two or three years in their offensive systems certainly benefit from their experience, while rookies may struggle to find footing early on. However, recent trends indicate that brand-new quarterbacks have enjoyed more success than their seasoned …

Oregon QB Commit Excels at Elite 11 Camp

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A 4-star QB prospect, Seth Green, had already committed to Oregon when he moved and enrolled in Allan High School in Dallas, TX, which is the same high school that 5-star QB prospect Kyler Murray attended. Clearly, Green has no problem filling big shoes. For more on that topic, check out Andrew Nemec’s fantastic article for OregonLive.com. What I found most interesting is the fact that …

Analysts Confident With Football Ducks in 2015

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Moving on from the Marcus Mariota hype train was an experience filled with immense struggle. With the recent news of Eastern Washington standout quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr., deciding to transfer to the University of Oregon for his final year of eligibility; the fear of struggle has turned into hope for next season. Recently, a bleacherreport.com article analyzed the ten teams that are a ‘lock’ to win 10 games or more this …

Vernon Adams Wishes He was Already in Eugene

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It’s not news anymore – Vernon Adams Jr., former Eastern Washington Eagles standout quarterback, has decided to transfer to the University of Oregon for his final season of eligibility. And you might think this decision is one of instant joy and satisfaction, but you would be wrong for thinking that. George Schroeder of USA TODAY Sports put together an in-depth piece on Adams, and what his life is …

Ducks’ 2015 Schedule Brings Intrigue

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The schedule for the Ducks’ 2015 season has been released, and there are some big matchups you should keep your eye on. The season kick off with the Ducks’ home opener against Vernon Adams Jr.’s former team, the Eastern Washington Eagles. The matchup should be interesting, especially after the dispute between EWU’s head coach Beau Baldwin and the University of Oregon. Depending on …

Travis Waller Listed By SI- Top 10 Quarterback Recruits To Watch

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The Ducks quarterback situation for 2015 is probably one of the most interesting in the country. The 2014 Hesiman winner, Marcus Mariota has been lighting up Autzen Stadium for the last three years and now there is a void that must be filled. The consensus is that Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. will have the best chance to take the …

The Next Duck Commander

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With all the pomp and circumstance that has accompanied the announcement of Vernon Adams Jr. coming to Eugene, let’s not forget one simple fact: he hasn’t won the job yet. It may seem like a foregone conclusion that he will come in and win the job, he will still have to compete with Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak to be the starter. …

The Post-Heisman Slump

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The dust has all but settled from the Ducks’ historic 2014-15 season featuring a trip to the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Rose Bowl victory, and the first Heisman trophy winner in school history. It is time to look ahead to the 2015-16 season and retool for another National Championship run. The biggest concern facing this squad as they take …

Could Adams Be Better Than Mariota?

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Heresy! That should be the word going through your mind and escaping your lips when you read the title of this article. To think anyone could be a better Oregon QB than Marcus Mariota is simply ridiculous. But, in my research of Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon’s latest QB, I think there is the possibility that he could be better than …

Could Oregon Lose QB Adams to UCLA?

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After the much heralded visit to the University of Oregon by FCS superstar quarterback Vernon Adams, everyone must now hurry up and wait. Adams has a big decision to make: transfer to a top-tier FBS school that won the Rose Bowl and finished second overall last season, or finish his career in the FCS with the Eastern Washington Eagles, where he has …

Next Year’s Playoff: Ducks, Bucks, And The SEC

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Let me give you a fair warning here, I am from New Orleans, Louisiana; I live outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Outside of Oregon, the LSU Tigers are my favorite college team. I give you that qualifying statement so you’ll understand when I say that I believe the SEC is the strongest conference, top down, in college football. Part of …