Data Scout Notes: 2014: PWCamp/PMaxwell/POBrien/PUnitas/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang...2013: 1stC/DS Rating on 12-03-13: #1 rSo QB, #2 2014 Draft Eligible QB, #3/1000 Overall...PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/PManning/TSXPMVP/TSX-PTW...2012: OROYC/1stC/ManningFinalist...#9FrQB in 2011
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08/18/14 - Oregon now paying for injury insurance for Marcus Mariota, others...Earlier this week, CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler reported that unlike a handful of other FBS schools -- including Florida State and Jameis Winston -- Oregon was not paying for Marcus Mariota's injury protection insurance, or three other Ducks' similar policies. Oregon announced Friday that that has changed. "The families of quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Hroniss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and defensive end Arik Armstead purchased policies this past offseason under the NCAA's 'exceptional student-athlete disability insurance' rule," the Ducks football program said in a statement. "The athletic department will reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses related to the policies, after Texas A&M and Florida State took the previously unprecedented step of doing so for football players earlier this year."
The Ducks explained the prior lack of such reimbursements by saying they "had been operating with the understanding that paying insurance premiums would violate NCAA rules, based on previous inquiries" -- and that after seeing Florida State and Texas A&M take that step, they asked for permission from the Pac-12 and received it. The premiums will be paid through the school's NCAA-governed Student Assistance Fund. Oregon senior associate athletic director Craig Pintens previously told CBSSports.com that spending the money to cover the football players' and others' insurance premiums would deplete the Fund beyond the point where it could assist student-athletes with other issues, such as emergency dental work or trips for funerals. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
08/07/14 - OREGON is the favorite to win the 2014 Pac-12 Conference football title in a preseason poll of media members who cover the league. The Ducks were listed in the top spot of the North Division by 37 of 39 voters participating in the poll, collecting 232 points. Twenty-four of the pollsters picked Oregon to come out on top in the Pac-12 Championship game. UCLA received the second most Champion votes with 13 pollsters picking the Bruins to win the Pac-12 Championship game. The Bruins were the top choice for the South Division by 37 of 39 voters participating, collecting 231 points.
2013 North Division winner STANFORD was picked to finish second in the North Division, collecting 192 points. USC was picked to finish second in the South Division after tallying 181 points, just ahead of reigning South Division winner ARIZONA STATE, who tallied 163 points and was predicted to finish third. The media poll has correctly selected the Conference Champion in 28 of 53 previous polls, including 11 of the last 14. - Pac-12 football
08/04/14 - 2014 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Quarterback, Junior...One of the most prolific quarterbacks in school history enters his junior year already owning the program’s career record for most rushing yards by an Oregon quarterback (1,467), the highest career completion percentage (.658), and has tied Joey Harrington’s school standard for most total offense TDs (77)...The Hawaii native also ranks second in career touchdown passes (63) and fourth on the school’s all-time list for total offense (7,809 yards). - Oregon football
08/02/14 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Marcus Mariota, Oregon...Oregon’s first two-time first-team all-conference quarterback in 27 years claimed a share of Oregon’s Most Outstanding Player honors for a second year in a row while also being named the program’s Most Inspirational Player in a vote of his teammates in 2013...The Ducks’ second-leading rusher fell 3 yards shy of equaling the school record for most yards on the ground by a quarterback in one season, running 96 times for 715 yards and nine TDs...Broke Pac-12 and Oregon pinnacles for consecutive pass attempts without an interception in both a single season (285) and a career (327). - Oregon football
08/02/14 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon...The All-America candidate and Manning Award finalist was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year), the Davey O’Brien Award (national quarterback award) and the Walter Camp Award (most outstanding player) in 2013...The first player in school history to eclipse 4,000 yards of total offense in a single season (4,380) was one of three league players to surpass the previous Pac-12 season record in 2013...In addition, he set school records for most points responsible for, completions (245) and most total touchdowns (40), as well as finished second on the single-season passing yards ledger (3,665). - Oregon football