Oregon Ducks Football

Masoli Left Us A Situation (Yes Another Quarterback Battle Article)

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli #8 of the Oregon Ducks jogs off the field during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Elija KinContributor IAugust 12, 2010

Its been over a year since my last article and an entire season passed us by. A couple things I have to say about last year. 

1.I Hate Boise State

2. Lamichael James is a beast

3.Oregon football is always gut wrenching and crazy

Now Back to the matter at hand: The Quarter Back battle

When we look at any Q.B. battle there are things one should consider to pair up. Stats,fit into offense,health,leadership.

Lets look at Nate Costa's career. Top 20 quarterback out of high school, Dual threat perfect for the Bellotti system,meaning athletic but also can throw. In his freshman year red shirted through half of it and then picked up some bits and pieces through the year. Sophomore year blew out his knee only weeks before the worst thing to happen in Oregon football history a.k.a "The Dixon game". Having Blown my own knee out its one of the most painful things to do,so for all you who say to suck it up,go to Oregon State were they need you. Anyways the same thing happened his junior year,but this time he was going to our starter instead we went through 4 different quarterbacks before finding Masoli had what it took,(key word: had). Last year he played one game that had a weird reminder of Cody Kempt against U.C.L.A,enough said I think yes. This year he finally has the job to lose with out tearing his A.C.L.,But their is one thing standing in his way. The person who seems to be the second coming of Dennis Dixon

Darron Thomas: Lightning speed,Good not great arm,youth. If we  looked at the battle without looking into leadership lets be honest,Darron Thomas might some how have his own Heisman sign already. He won the hearts of ducks fans in the Boise state game a year ago and we have not seen much of him since then. His size and playing style remind Us of the good old Dixon days and it does not hurt that he is only a R.S sophomore giving us 2012 national title dreams. To be honest we don't know to much about him,but that's what keeps a lot of the young fans going when we rally for him,but his one flaw is that his leadership may be questioned. He is a junior so maybe he could even become the leader of this team,but that's pegging  a lot on maybe.

Either way its not the worst Q.B. battle to have its Flare and style V.S. Leadership and safety. I'm sorry for those of your who read this to have to read another Q.B. battle article but its my take so tough. Also Bonus question third string running back Alston or Seastrunk??

 

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