After a shaky period back in October 2012, in which Tyner decommitted from his Oregon verbal pledge, and then quickly recommitted two days later, the terrific running back has appeared to be solidly in the Ducks' camp.
However, until this week's national signing day, fans can't really feel secure in their favorite team's commits. Sometimes strange and horrible things happen on that day. Sometimes strange and wonderful things happen, too.
Oregon fans should want one thing more than anything else on Feb. 6—Thomas Tyner's signature on the Ducks' letter of intent. Tyner is a very special player, the kind that doesn't come along often, and here's why.