Spring in Review: Quarterbacks


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What are your thoughts on where Oregon stands at quarterback following spring practice?

It looks like it's Bo Nix's job to loose, but I really liked what I saw out of Jay Butterfield. Butters may not be as mobile as Nix or Thompson, but he looked like the most gifted passer from an accuracy and touch standpoint.

Thompson had flashes that looked promising, especially on the deep ball, but both of his interceptions were pretty ugly and to me show that he isn't where some probably expected he would be in his development. He's a player that needs in-game reps, but because Oregon played in so many close games last season, he wasn't able to get those reps while also efficiently utilizing the four-game redshirt rule.

And now, the Ducks face two quality opponents in the first three weeks in Georgia and BYU, neither of which is an easy game to get your first collegiate start.

Nix's ability to extend plays and avoid pressure is likely his greatest asset, but that can also get him in to trouble, which is why Kenny Dillingham says a focus for him is not making bad plays worse.


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Unless something changes in Fall camp, I think we go into the season with Bo (hey Nike, bring back the Bo Knows campaign please!) as our starter. Assuming either or both Butterfield and Thompson don't transfer or Bo gets injured - I don't see us finding out the rest of the depth chart until at Washington State on Sept 24th or at Arizona on Oct 8th.

Against Georgia, E Washington (I'm 50-50 on this one) and BYU I think our starting QB will play the whole game.