JEREMIAH WHO?

November 14, 2010

When Oregon looked to follow up their Rose Bowl appearance last year, they were expected big time play from their QB. At the time, they expected this to be Jeremiah Masoli, but a series of off-field problems saw the talented QB exit Eugene (ultimately ending up in Mississippi). That left backup Nate Costa and untested Darron Thomas as the options for Chip Kelly’s explosive offense. Thomas got the nod after spring ball and has looked every bit like the man with Oregon controlling their own fate for a National Championship berth. The Ducks offense, featuring star players LaMichael James at RB and Jeff Maehl at WR, has averaged over 50 points a game and Darron Thomas has been a spearhead with his arm and legs, leaving behind any mourners of Masoli’s departure. Next year, expect Thomas’ name to be floated in Heisman talk, not as part of the package of a LaMichael James campaign.

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