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Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
The Ducks' new QB is the same size as his idol, is taking the transfer route Wilson took, and is leaving behind friends, family and comfort for nothing more than a chance.
Vernon Adams completed his long-awaited graduate transfer to Oregon on Thursday and will report to the Ducks' fall camp, after completing his final academic requirement from Eastern Washington.
Montana State coach Rob Ash wants Football Championship Subdivision coaches to push to change the graduate transfer rule.
Vernon Adams will remain on scholarship at Eastern Washington while he finishes his degree but will not be permitted to work out with the team or use the school's athletic facilities to train leading up to his eventual transfer to Oregon.
Expectations are already running high at Oregon for Vernon Adams, a quarterback who has drawn comparisons to Russell Wilson and Drew Brees.
Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams is headed to Oregon, where he immediately becomes the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.
Villanova quarterback John Robertson won the Walter Payton Award on Monday night as the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Coprich leads Illinois St past E Washington 59-46
Eastern Washington Eagles @ Oregon Ducks
Autzen Stadium - Sat 9/5