Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
Carson York should be ready
Carson York is arguably the most valuable piece in the Oregon offensive line. He has started 36 games throughout his career.
York suffered a nasty knee injury in the BCS Rose Bowl last season, but has said he will be 100 percent by the time the season begins (via Rob Moseley of The Register-Guard):
"It's my senior year, I plan on playing every game."
Tacoi Sumler to transfer
Tacoi Sumler was a 3-star recruit from the 2011 class, who had all of the tools to become a successful receiver for the Ducks.
However, after being a non-factor last season, and with the depth returning at the position in 2012, Moseley reports that Sumler has decided to transfer.
Where exactly he will end up is still unknown.
No decision on QB battle
With Darron Thomas putting off his senior season, Oregon has a quarterback battle on its hands with Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota.
While the latter may have the upper hand after playing extremely well in the spring game, head coach Chip Kelly says that he is still torn between the two contenders (via Ted Miller of ESPN):
“I’ve got a lot of faith -- after seeing Bryan for a couple years now, and Marcus for a full year now -- in both those guys’ abilities to play.”
Like many quarterback controversies, you may have to wait until the season is a little bit closer to find out who the No. 1 guy really is.
Where is Colt Lyerla?
Sophomore tight end Colt Lyerla is expected to play a much bigger role in this Oregon offense this season. Having said that, it would certainly help if he decided to show up to camp.
Where is Lyerla? It appears that nobody has the slightest idea.
From Gary Horowitz of StatesmanJournal.com:
“When he comes back, I’ll tell you guys,” said Kelly, who has not elaborated on the reason for Lyerla’s absence.
Lyerla caught seven passes last season for 147 yards and five touchdowns.