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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Meet your quarterback: Oregon

By Kevin Gemmell

There were six quarterback competitions in the Pac-12 this year. Some came about by the departure of some outstanding quarterbacks. Others just needed new life infused into the offense.

Today we're going to take a look at each of the quarterbacks who won their job.

We continue the series with Oregon. The winner of the job takes over one of the most explosive offenses in America. And that person will be Marcus Mariota. The redshirt freshman won the job that many assumed, following Darron Thomas' ill-advised departure for professional football, would go to last year's backup Bryan Bennett. You know what they say about assumptions...

Marcus Mariota, Oregon