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Oregon contemplating QB platoon?

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08:18 AM ET 08.23 | In an online poll out of Oregon, nearly 65 percent of voters wanted to see redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota named Oregon's starting quarterback in a race with sophomore Bryan Bennett that may be officially settled before the weekend. [Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti's] solution: Play two, of course. He thinks it could happen early on in nonconference games against Arkansas State, Fresno State and Tennessee Tech. "I do think they'll both play and I think their schedule is going to allow them to play both quarterbacks early...," Bellotti said. "It will allow them to roll the quarterbacks in and out. And I think by the fourth game they will have a pretty good idea then of who the guy is." And the No. 2 ultimately might not exactly become the odd man out.

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August 23, 2012  08:25 AM ET

New QB at Oregon ... so why do folks have them in the NC discussion?

August 23, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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New QB at Oregon ... so why do folks have them in the NC discussion?

After they get done playing there pre-season games against ARKY Lite, Tenn Tech and Fresno they have their

August 23, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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After they get done playing there pre-season games against ARKY Lite, Tenn Tech and Fresno they have their

qb questions solved.

August 23, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Wow, a platoon of them, that's a lot of QBs. At least 26 and could be as many as 55. Spec Ops I suppose.

August 23, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Why not? In system "football" parts are interchangeable. (Shouldn't the team name be changed to "Nikes"? They are shilling in just about every other way.)

August 23, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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New QB at Oregon ... so why do folks have them in the NC discussion?

Reputation and perception...which is why polls suck in general and early season ones really suck.

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August 23, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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Cuz they are the best team on paper in the Pac 12... But SC is ESPNs love child this year

don't want the repeat of viewership losses like last year. Need west coast ratings

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August 23, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Cuz they are the best team on paper in the Pac 12... But SC is ESPNs love child this year

That's what I heard....the media is tired of the SEC vs BigXII or SEC vs B1G NC games so will push SC this year.

August 23, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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What is that saying, if you have two QB's you have none.

+1

August 23, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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But SC is ESPNs love child this year

Only because they know tx cant get enough qb play to justify pimping them!!!

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August 23, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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But OU will be the other team they pimp this year... you know it

That is possible since OU is about to unload their own network on espn just like tx soon... I prefer teams just to get noticed for winning games but unfortunately the all-mighty dollar is all that counts. The pimp SCw to keep people up late night watching meaningless 12pac games and selling ads.

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August 23, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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That deal definitely worked out well for ESPN.... lmao..UT making out like a bandit though

There's a lot of displeasure regarding LHN on Longhorn message boards. The die-hard fans aren't calling up cable providers and demanding LHN, they're grilling Dodds and ESPN instead.

 
August 23, 2012  10:09 AM ET

"QB platoon"? It sure in the hell didn't work for LSU or Notre Dame last year!!!!!!! :-)

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