highlighting the QB's and running backs.
QB: Nate Costa seemed to have a slight edge over sophomore Darron Thomas, but Thomas roared to the finish over the final two weeks of camp to make the competition essentially a dead heat.
The two are not only close in production but also have relatively similar skill-sets, setting the stage for a competition that doesn’t figure to be settled until late August.
RB: He didn’t get a whole lot of action [at the Spring Game], but LaMichael James didn’t have much to prove, either. Kenjon Barner took yet another step, showing the ability to be an every-down back.
Oregon coaches talk about wanting to get their best 11 players on the field as often as possible; if that’s the case, opposing defenses should face a lot of two-back sets in the fall. James and Barner are two of the best football players on the team, period.