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Mark Helfrich not opposed to rotating two quarterbacks

BURBANK, Calif. -- While Mark Helfrich went out of his way to praise Oregon QB Jeff Lockie, he didn't completely rule out the idea of playing both Lockie and incoming graduate transfer Vernon Adams Jr. When asked by Pac-12 media about his two quarterback philosophy, Helfrich said that the Ducks have done it before. "Yeah, we've played two quarterbacks before in various ways. I...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich: We have '100 percent' confidence in QB Jeff Lockie

BURBANK, Calif. -- Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich used part of his time at Pac-12 Media Days to reassure Duck fans and the media that he has total faith in QB Jeff Lockie."Jeff Lockie had an outstanding spring, and I know to a person in our program, we have a hundred percent confidence in him and all those around him."When asked about Lockie's spring again, Helfrich responded,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Jeff Lockie taking first-team reps

The Oregon Ducks may be looking forward to graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams joining the team soon, but coach Mark Helfrich has made it clear that Adams will have to earn his playing time. Speaking to ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura, Helfrich said that junior quarterback Jeff Lockie would continue to take reps with the first team because he had earned the privilege to do so and would...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich talks Jeff Lockie, Oregon QB competition

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich went through ESPN's "carwash" today and spoke about QB Jeff Lockie and the Ducks' impending QB battle. Helfrich addressed the QB battle, which will take place between Lockie and incoming graduate transfer Vernon Adams. of the QBs, Helfrich said he all they need to do is "Score. To take care of the football and score." Helfrich went on to add "The...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks can thrive with Jeff Lockie at quarterback. They may have to.

 That was then, this is now: Jeff Lockie is a better passer than Tim Tebow, and he’s apparently a better student than Vernon Adams. Urban Meyer has changed jackets and is gunning for his fourth national title. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) People think about successful quarterbacks, and they think about Tim Tebow with blood on his jersey leading a crucial touchdown drive...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the case for Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams

It's the question on everybody's mind in Eugene: Who will be Oregon's starting quarterback this season? Both Vernon Adams Jr. and Jeff Lockie are going to have a real shot at earning the job during fall camp. The Oregonian's Tyson Alger explains what both Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams bring to the table. First up is Lockie:"He's done everything that's been asked of him. He stuck...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Luck Vernon Adams, You’re Behind An 8-Ball Of Experience

Vernon Adams is Oregon’s next starting quarterback. Well, that’s what popular opinion and conventional wisdom suggest based on the much ballyhooed decision by Adams to leave Eastern Washington and enroll at the University of Oregon.  But while outsiders believe the aforementioned to be set in proverbial stone, logic and a quality showing at last Saturday’s spring game might...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon football: Previewing the QB position

Football teams usually carry over 50 players on a roster and have 22 different starters, but sometimes one star player can impact the program for years. One stud can come in as a freshman and be the savior of a struggling program but just as quickly, the departure of an important player can leave a program scrambling to find a replacement that can replicate that level of production...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Waller story isn’t written yet, and it’s going to be a blockbuster

Consensus 4-star recruit Travis Waller join the Ducks in January, ready to compete with Vernon Adams, Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak for the starting quarterback job and a chance to succeed the best player in school history ( photo). In the fifth game of his sophomore year Travis Waller became a quarterback, moving over from wide receiver to run the spread offense...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Lockie, nobody’s favorite to win the starter’s job, embodies the best of the Oregon tradition

In a just world, Jeff Lockie would get more credit. Most websites, including this one, have already typed in Vernon Adams as the Ducks likely starting quarterback in 2015, and elevated the first post-Mariota version of the team to title contenders after adding the dynamic Eastern Washington dual threat with the scrappy pocket presence and infectious TV timeout dance moves. Adams...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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