Oregon Football: Bryan Bennett Weighing Options

Oregon QB Bryan Bennett Weighing Options

8/29/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   410 respect

It's been a rough week for Oregon sophomore quarterback Bryan Bennett.Blog Photo - Oregon Football: Bryan Bennett Weighing Options

Thought to be the outright starter after backing up Darron Thomas last season, Bennett was overtaken by redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota on Friday for the season opener against Arkansas State.

This must have hit him pretty hard, because the dual-threat has considered transferring schools for the upcoming season. Reports now say that he will remain a Duck, but that could likely end once the 2012 campaign is over.

It's not like Bennett won't see the field even as a reserve player: He threw for 369 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 200 yards last year.

In addition, the Mariota project could end up being a bust. Not that it will—the freshman is a very talented athlete—but Oregon runs a complex system that make or break a quarterback in one game.

Coach Chip Kelly must have talked some sense into Bennett to keep him in Eugene, because the absence of a "Plan B" can sometimes ruin a team's chances at a BCS run.


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