Adams is the reason why this conversation has heated up so much this week. The reigning FCS National Performer of the Year (named by College Football Performance Awards) has elected to transfer to Oregon, where he’ll be eligible immediately. However, because of conflicting schedules for the schools, Adams won’t be able to get to campus until June, meaning he’ll miss spring football. Will that be too much of a deterrent in his run for the starting spot? He clearly has the most experience of any name on this list. In his three seasons at Eastern Washington he's tallied 10,438 passing yards (110 touchdowns, 31 interceptions) and 1,232 rushing yards.
■ Andrew Greif shares the reactions from the media and insiders regarding Vernon Adams.
■ Omar Garibay wonders what the Ducks have in store for next season.
■ Coach Morris wonders if Oregon should switch to the 4-3 defense.
■ Dale Newton talks about Mark Helfrich's raise.
■ Shaun Chase was added to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list yesterday.
Chase and the rest of the Ducks open their season Friday at Hawaii. After playing a four-game series on the Islands, UO returns home to start a five-game homestand on Feb. 19 against New Mexico State.