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Mariota keeping out of spotlight

Athletic departments help Heisman-worthy QBs like Marcus Mariota handle media

Originally Published: August 11, 2014
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

MARCUS MARIOTA SQUIRMS a little. Then a little more. He fiddles with his watch, though he doesn't even realize he's doing it. He smiles, he answers the next question, 
he fiddles again. It's the first 45 minutes of what will be an hourslong mid-July media gauntlet.

A day earlier, the Oregon quarterback was home in Honolulu, chilling with his family, joking about the holes in his newly discovered golf game. One day from now, he'll be back there, enjoying one more ...

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