Monday, September 03, 2012
Marcus Mariota.....The Dawning of a New Era?
A friend offered me a free ticket to the Oregon game in Eugene last Saturday night so I took the charter buss sponsored by the Oregon Club of Southern Oregon and saw a spectacular performance by redshirt freshman QB Marcus Mariota. He can run and he is an accurate passer. He has a lot of poise and I can't remember when I felt so comfortable watching a new QB for my Ducks! He may be the best QB in long long time. Only the level of the competition, Arkansas State, keeps my enthusiasm in check. However, Arkansas State is not a bad team. This could be the beginning of something great and special!
It was a perfect night in Eugene. It was shirtsleeve weather in the first half and only a light jacket in the second half. A wonderful sunset and a full moon at the end of summer. Oregon Duck fans are a zany non conforming bunch and it's always fun to be at a gathering of the flock. Trips to Eugene and Autzen Stadium always bring back a flood of memories. It was a feeling of contentment and nostalgia all at the same time. All was well with the world for a few hours and you can't ask for more than that. Let's Go DUCKS!!!!!
PS Love the new uniforms and that's not always true for me.... I'm kind of a traditionalist.