Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who recently transferred from Eastern Washington after graduating, was named the starter for the Ducks going into their season opener on Saturday.
Adams’ first opponent in a flashy Duck uniform will be against his old Eastern Washington squad and head coach Beau Baldwin.
The decision to start Adams after only two weeks of practicing with the team may have came as a surprise, but Baldwin was not surprised at all.
When asked about facing his former star quarterback, Baldwin gave him nothing but praise.
“He’s just so good in so many ways, that part of it is going to be a challenge,” Baldwin said, according to OregonLive.com. “It’s a challenge for any team when they play Vernon Adams — you’re up against one of the best in the country at any level.”
Baldwin and the Eastern Washington Eagles will certainly have their hands full trying to slow down the Ducks’ explosive offense lead by Adams.
Adams scored 121 touchdowns in his three years at Eastern Washington.
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