Oregon quarterback and graduate transfer Vernon Adams needs to pass one more exam before he can officially join the team, which will hopefully put an end to the soap opera that has been just when he will finally start practicing with the team. SI.com’s Lindsay Schnell reported the new development.
Adams spent the previous three seasons at FCS’s Eastern Washington University, where he put up amazing numbers in throwing for 10,438 yards and a whopping 110 touchdowns while completing 64.2 percent of his passes and also rushing for 1.232 yards and 11 scores on the ground. But he did not meed the graduation requirements for EWU during the school’s spring term, and thus he has spent most of the summer taking classes to meet said terms rather than be on the field with Oregon and practice with receivers. Fall camp began yesterday for the Ducks, and Adams may not join until Thursday at the earliest.
Adams will then have to compete for the starting job with junior Jeff Lockie, who spent the previous two seasons backing up Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, now in the NFL. Given how Lockie has already established himself as a leader in the locker room and knows coach Mark Helfrich’s offense, Adams could be facing an uphill battle once he steps on the field. That is, so long as he passes the one remaining exam.
Of course, Campus Sports will update Adams’ status as any new information becomes available.
Oregon has gone 24-4 (15-3 Pac-12) in two seasons under Helfrich and opens the season against, oddly enough, Eastern Washington at Autzen Stadium on September 5.
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