BREAKING NEWS! Here’s the full press release just sent out by the UNIVERSITY OF OREGON DUCKS:
Sophomore Darron Thomas has been named the starting quarterback for the University of Oregon’s Sept. 4 season opener vs. New Mexico in Autzen Stadium, head coach Chip Kelly announced Friday.
The 6-3, 212-pound Houston native played in five games as a true freshman in 2008, completing 16 of 33 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. All but three completions and 58 passing yards came in a fourth-quarter comeback that fell short in a 37-32 loss to Boise State.
It will mark Thomas’ first collegiate start after he redshirted the 2009 season.
Kelly is expected to address the media following tomorrow’s workout.
Congratulations Darron...... now get her done. Go Ducks!
Nat Costa..... hang in there you will be needed before this season is over.