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Ducks sneaking Bennett into Fiesta offense?

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07:44 AM ET 12.24 | While Oregon gears up for its Jan. 3 bowl game, Bryan Bennett isn't sure what will happen next. [Bennett] isn't making any promises about his future, but Oregon's backup quarterback promises he'll be ready if the Ducks call on him -- in whatever role -- against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Bennett, after losing a bid for the starting quarterback job in August, has lobbied coaches to get on the field in other ways, be it special teams or the specialty package with tight end Colt Lyerla. ... Bennett made clear his focus is on the Fiesta Bowl. After that, his future is up in the air. He hasn't talked to other schools about the possibility of a transfer, but he knows he will have options this offseason.

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December 24, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Bennett is a redshirt sophomore.
Marcus Mariota (starter) is a redshirt freshman.
2 more redshirt freshman QBs waiting in the wings.

So where will Bennett transfer?

December 24, 2012  10:27 AM ET

With the year that Mariota has had, I don't see Bennett getting into the game, unless the Ducks run the wildcat.

December 24, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bennett is a redshirt sophomore.Marcus Mariota (starter) is a redshirt freshman.2 more redshirt freshman QBs waiting in the wings.So where will Bennett transfer?

Good point!!! The Ducks have the same (good) problem as USC at the QB position!!!

December 24, 2012  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good point!!! The Ducks have the same (good) problem as USC at the QB position!!!

The only problem with four good QB's is at least two of them will see the writing on the wall and transfer!!!

December 24, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The only problem with four good QB's is at least two of them will see the writing on the wall and transfer!!!

I'm sure that is the case!!! I know I would tranfer, if I were a halfway decent QB and was 3/4 on the depth chart!!!

December 24, 2012  11:41 AM ET

With a 4-3 D, does K-State have a prayer against the Ducks lightening O?

December 24, 2012  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

With a 4-3 D, does K-State have a prayer against the Ducks lightening O?

If the KSU d-line can get penetration at the tackle/nose guard spots , combined with the ends containing the pocket, yes Kansas State has a chance of stopping Oregon. They must win the battle at the line of scrimmage.

December 24, 2012  04:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If the KSU d-line can get penetration at the tackle/nose guard spots , combined with the ends containing the pocket, yes Kansas State has a chance of stopping Oregon. They must win the battle at the line of scrimmage.

Ditto that. Just replay the Rose Bowl 2010 and NC 2011 for Exhibits A & B on how to stop the Duck Offense.

December 24, 2012  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm sure that is the case!!! I know I would tranfer, if I were a halfway decent QB and was 3/4 on the depth chart!!!

If I were a halfway decent QB and was #4 on the depth chart on the Oregon Ducks football team I would be smoking weed and banging a ton of chicks. This scenario is also true if I weren't on the team, and there were willing chicks.

As for the topic at hand, The Big-10 has won exactly one Rose Bowl in the past 12 or more years, so I don't think Oregon needs their starters to play in this one. Additionally, this bowl season sucks. I haven't watched a single game, and I've picked every game correctly, and I've been terrible at making predictions this season.

December 24, 2012  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Ditto that. Just replay the Rose Bowl 2010 and NC 2011 for Exhibits A & B on how to stop the Duck Offense.

KSU is allegedly the most disciplined team in the nation, so its possible they stop Oregon here and there. But don't get it twisted, this isn't the same Oregon offense Masoli (cough cough) was running in 2010. And against Auburn I believe that game belongs to Oregon if N Fairley doesn't play.

December 24, 2012  07:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If I were a halfway decent QB and was #4 on the depth chart on the Oregon Ducks football team I would be smoking weed and banging a ton of chicks. This scenario is also true if I weren't on the team, and there were willing chicks.As for the topic at hand, The Big-10 has won exactly one Rose Bowl in the past 12 or more years, so I don't think Oregon needs their starters to play in this one. Additionally, this bowl season sucks. I haven't watched a single game, and I've picked every game correctly, and I've been terrible at making predictions this season.

This is pretty funny, thanks for that. But Oregon is actually in the Fiesta bowl this year..thank god.

December 24, 2012  09:39 PM ET

Who's number 1 again?? OH thats right,, the Irish are number 1.

December 25, 2012  12:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Who's number 1 again?? OH thats right,, the Irish are number 1.

Bama is going to beat them so bad, they'll be the first #1 team to drop 50 spots after their bowl loss. Which is the most storied fact echoing in the locker room of the Irish football team.

 
December 25, 2012  10:44 AM ET
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Bama is going to beat them so bad, they'll be the first #1 team to drop 50 spots after their bowl loss. Which is the most storied fact echoing in the locker room of the Irish football team.

Continuing to make bad predictions as far as the Irish are concerned this year.. or do you still think Spoiled Children beat ND in the coliseum this year? LOL!

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