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Oregon's Mariota leaned on family

Originally Published: June 12, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- It was 45 degrees and raining, which is to say it was winter at the University of Oregon. Freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota tried and failed to stay warm. If he was going to live his life cold and wet, he might as well have dived into the Pacific Ocean and started swimming home to Oahu.

Not that he didn't think about it.

"Oh, man," Mariota said one sunny day in April. By the compressed calendar of a college football career, Mariota is a veteran, finishing his second ...

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