Thursday, January 15, 2015

Marcus Mariota is an ex-Duck.

Photo via KDRV.

The least shocking news on Wednesday was that Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota announced he was foregoing his senior season at Oregon to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Apparently, trying a second time to lead the Ducks to that elusive College Football Playoff title wasn't as desirable for either a)An NFL contract, and b)The inevitable endorsement deal from Uncle Phil.

The good news for those who believe "student athlete" shouldn't be an oxymoron is that Mariota has already earned a degree in general science from the University of Oregon. They probably would chafe at hearing the two classes Mariota took this past fall semester were electives in yoga and golf. That's what happens when you get all of your core classes for your degree out of the way early.

(via The Oregonian)

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