Although it's unladylike, this is an "I told you so" article. It's particularly risky in my case because I'm often wrong.
But this time I got it right. After Oregon's first game of this season, I wrote an article where I stated that Marcus Mariota is a better quarterback than Matt Barkley. As you can imagine, at that point in the young season, I was skewered by virtually everyone including my husband. I believe his exact words were "You're nuts."
Do I look less nutty now, honey?
Sitting firmly at No. 1 atop the nation's quarterback efficiency ratings, Mariota has, week-by-week, won over any doubters with his stunning play. Especially stunning when we factor in that Mariota is a redshirt freshman.
Anyone who attended the Ducks' spring game got in on a little secret that the rest of the college football world would not discover for months: Marcus Mariota is special.
Let's look at the evidence.