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  1. wizenheimer

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    Not bad, right? That is a lot of #1's over any number of all-time greats.
     
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    Mahomes didn't do anything in his first season, and in hs 2nd season, had a much better team around him
     
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    ...and a HofFame coach.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I'm looking forward to this new era beginning. But finding a TOP QB will be what gets the Ducks over the top. I hope Thompson can be that guy, but bring Nix into the MIX makes me wonder about that.
     
  7. SlyPokerDog

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    I very much doubt he was invited to play of the Ducks. Can you imagine if college programs started trying to poach players from other teams? More than likely Nix looked at the situation and figured he had a greater chance of playing at Oregon than at Auburn. That seems like a fair bet on his part but him making such a bet is more about the confidence in himself and the familiarity with a coach than a reflection on the QBs on Oregon's roster.
     
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    While the results were mixed, Nix was the starter at Auburn for 3 years before breaking his ankle with 2 games to go in 2021. In the remaining games, both losses, his backup (TJ Finley) didn't light it up. Had Nix returned, why wouldn't he have been the presumed starter in 2022? Your closing part about reuniting with Dillingham, possibly not liking the direction of the Auburn program, plus the allure of getting a fresh start are my best guesses why he chose to bolt. At least according to the rating services, Oregon has far more competition in their QB room then the Tigers.

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    In his rookie year (2017), Mahomes sat and watched the Chiefs go 10-6. Due to injury, Herbert took over early on in his rookie campaign in 2020. The Chargers went 5-11 the year prior.

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    relax....I wasn't comparing the skills of Herbert and Mahomes. I was simply pointing out that Mahomes didn't have numbers in his first season so was not competitive with Herbert in the 'first-2-seasons' stats
     
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    Travis Dye enters the transfer portal.

    Kind of a bizarre move. Last guy I thought would want to transfer.
     
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    This Dye portal thing makes me wonder if the team is going to pass more cause it felt like the team was like 35 to 40 % pass and 65 to 60 % Run and while it worked at times I kind of believe it made the ducks a tad more predictable. I am wondering if the new coaching staff is thinking of maybe balancing it out maybe cutting down on the carries maybe even going more pass then run but only thing that MIGHT make sense.
     
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    there could be a lot of explanations for this

    * maybe the simplest: Dye has graduated and will be a grad transfer. It may be that Oregon does not offer the master's degree program Dye wants to enter

    * the new coaching staff could have told Dye that the run game was going to be different this season and he wouldn't be the featured every-down RB

    * being in the Portal offers Dye lots of options. He can still talk to the Duck coaching staff. He can now talk to the coaching staffs of other schools and that would include discussing NIL opportunities. He can do all that and still explore his NFL opportunities from the portal

    being in the Portal can be just a way that Dye can explore all the options he has in front of him. He still can return to Oregon from the portal
     
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    Dillingham is tight with Nix and his family from what I hear
    Surprises me too, but I guess the Portal is allowing players to be free agents in a since. It gives them an opportunity for a difference experience. The weather in Miami would be attractive for a young athlete.
     
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    The portal thing is really crazy. I was thinking about this last night when Altman didn't play his five star freshman, Bittle, for one minute. What if the kid was offended and decided to transfer, or do they have to wait a minimum number of years?
     
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    Not really sure, good question.
    No they dont, they just have to be academically eligible and can only transfer one time for their career.
    They can take their name out well if they change their mind.
     
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    Herbert is a testament to how shitty the ducks coaching staff was.

    *Runs*
     
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    more of a testament to what having a good receiving corps can do for a QB.

    if he would have had been throwing to guys like Keenan Allen and Mike Williams at Oregon, he would have been in the Heisman conversation
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Is this a hot take?
     

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