Oregon Football: Who Is Affected by the Mariota Decision?

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Oregon Football: Who Is Affected by the Mariota Decision?

On Friday, the eight months of waiting and playing the guessing game finally game to an end.

Chip Kelly named his starting quarterback.

Redshirt freshmen Marcus Mariota was able to beat out Bryan Bennet, the backup to Darron Thomas the past two seasons, to become the first freshmen to start Week 1 for the Ducks since Danny O'Neil in 1994.

Many players on Oregon's offense are going to be affected by Kelly's decision to go with Mariota instead of Bennett; however, only time will tell if the effect will be good.

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