Found August 24, 2012 on Football Nation:
Freshman Marcus Mariota has been named the starting quarterback in Eugene, and he strongly believes he will become the best quarterback in Oregon history.That's quite a claim when you consider the great names that have recently been in Eugene: Joey Harrington, Dennis Dixon, Jeramiah Masoli, and Darron Thomas.Harrington almost won the Heisman Trophy, Dixon went 10-0 his senior year until sustaining an injury.Masoli led his team to a Rose Bowl, and Thomas led his team to a National Championship game and a Rose Bowl victory.Mariota's claim to be the best in Oregon history could be a stretch, but the freshman believes he has what it takes.Mariota is smart and quick; he ran for an 82-yard touchdown in the Ducks' spring game, and he finished the game with 99 rushing yards and two scores. He also completed 18 of 26 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown.Mariota will have plenty of weapons around him: De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barner, Rashaan Vaughn, and Josh Huff.Statisticall...
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