This is his award to win because he’s the best player in the country, not because it’s a “quarterback award” or anything else. He didn't need a billboard or a campaign to tell people that. He needed to put his team in position to play 15 games. And he has done just that.
■ Ken Goe says the same thing about Mariota, he deserves the Heisman Trophy.
■ Marcus Mariota has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.
■ Nike unveiled the uniforms for the game against Florida St.
■ Andrew Nemec and said Oregon will be looking to secure a linebacker commit before National Signing Day.
■ Charles Fisher says an old play is reappearing in the Oregon playbook.
■ Dale Newton says it will be a game of destiny versus electricity when Oregon faces FSU.