Thursday, March 01, 2012
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Bruce Feldman talks about the looming QB competition between Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota.
Bennett, who completed 54 percent of his passes with a 6-0 TD-INT ratio and ran for 200 yards in a few games at midseason, is the favorite, but don't write off the 6-4 Mariota, a late-bloomer as a recruit, who has generated a lot of buzz among his teammates. He's seen as a guy who'll look to throw more than Bennett, we're told. This should be a legit BCS title contender if Bennett and/or Mariota are as advertised.
• In a totally un-scientific poll at OregonLive.com, the majority of fans guess the NCAA will hand down a very light penalty to Oregon over recruiting violations. (74% when I checked last)
• Chris Charbonnier @FishDuck.com continues his ranking of Pac-12 recruiting talent with the six through four spots.
• Rob Moseley wraps up the NFL combine results among the former Oregon players. Not surprisingly, LaMichael had the best performance.
In what surely comes as no surprise to Oregon fans or Pac-12 defensive players who saw first-hand LaMichael James’ record-setting UO career the past three years, James proved to be among the quickest and most explosive running backs at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, which concluded Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:43 AM