"The support I received from the University, the city of Eugene and Duck fans has been tremendous. I will always remember the great times and support I received. Once a Duck always a Duck.
"I will miss being with my teammates. Being a part of this team was something special that I will always treasure."
■ Caleb Couturie shares his top five Mariota moments.
■ Chantel Jennings says Marcus Mariota's legacy is cemented at Oregon and believes the Pac-12 should be rated the top conference.
■ Ted Miller says Oregon will be hard at work preparing for the post Marcus Mariota days.
■ Royce Freeman was named to the freshman All-American team yesterday.
■ Erik McKinney has DE Canton Kaumatule listed as one of the top early enrollees in the Pac-12.
■ Good read by John Canzano on beginnings, not the end. Canzano would also like to see Marcus Mariota and Chip Kelly team up in Philadelphia. Probably won't happen but wouldn't it be fun.