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...

Marcus Mariota Gets The Nod As Oregon's Newest Quarterback

The Oregon Ducks are known for having a high powered, extremely high tempo and an even more explosive and speedy offense.Chip Kelly announced on Friday morning that Marcus Mariota will be the one to lead this offense to the promised land.This selection comes as quite a shock to some in the Ducks camp, as sophomore Bryan Bennett was expected to take the reigns in Eugene this year...

Mariota named starter for Oregon

Oregon will be starting a freshman quarterback for the first time in 21 years when the Ducks play host to Arkansas State Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon. visited with several members of the Oregon media to get some insight about the Red Wolves next opponent. Go "Inside" to learn about Oregon's starting signal caller Marcus Mariota.

Marcus Mariota wins QB job for Oregon

Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has won the job as starting quarterback for No. 5 Oregon. Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Friday that Mariota had earned the job over sophomore Bryan Bennett, who was Darron Thomas' backup last season. Thomas left school early to declare his eligibility for the NFL draft. Oregon went 12-2 last season and defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl...

Chip Kelly pegs Marcus Mariota as new starting QB at Oregon

Beats out Bryan Bennett The quarterback battle at the Oregon Ducks football program has officially been decided. After the surprise departure of Darron Thomas to the NFL draft, Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota were left to compete for one of the top jobs in college football. The two competed through spring, summer, and fall camps and made the decision a tough one for Head Coach...

Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota named Oregon starting quarterback

In the hunt for the next great quarterback at Oregon, all signs entering the fall seemed to point toward Bryan Bennett. The third-year sophomore played in nine games last season backing up Darron Thomas, and in his one start, led the Ducks to a 45-2 road win at Colorado. Not too shabby a debut, huh? However, if you really followed the quarterback position closely in...

Named Starter

A spokesman for the University of Oregon Athletic Department confirmed on Friday that Head Coach Chip Kelly has named redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota as the starting quarterback for the 2012 Ducks. Oregon concluded fall camp on Thursday and will hold the annual fan day on Saturday.

Bennett: Dreams Aren't Over

EUGENE -- The heavily scrutinized quarterback battle was put to rest Friday when redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota was named the starter over sophomore Bryan Bennett. The announcement came just over a week from the Ducks’ Sept. 1 season-opener against Arkansas State.
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