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Another QB to reportedly transfer from Oregon

Damion Hobbs

The depth behind Marcus Mariota at quarterback continues to get thinner and thinner.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Jake Rodrigues had decided to transfer out of the Oregon football program.  Saturday, it was reported by that fellow backup Damion Hobbs (pictured) would be doing the same.

The school has yet to confirm or announce either personnel development.

Rodrigues, along with Jeff Lockie, served as the primary backups to Mariota in 2013.  Hobbs was a three-star member of the Ducks’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 26 dual-threat quarterback in the country coming out of high school in Cedar Hill, Tex.  He took a redshirt as a true freshman.

With the twin departures, UO has just two quarterbacks on its roster behind Mariota: Lockie and walk-on Taylor Alie (no relation). Morgan Mahalak , a four-star member of the Ducks’ latest recruiting class and rated as the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the country, will join the team in time for the start of summer camp as well.

(Photo credit: Oregon athletics)

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13 Responses to “Another QB to reportedly transfer from Oregon”
  1. vegetablemed says: May 17, 2014 10:30 PM

    no relation to who? to you? His first name is Taylor and your last name is Taylor. There is nothing confusing about that. Don’t make the writing about yourself.

  2. John Taylor says: May 17, 2014 11:02 PM

    “You are in more dire need of a [sense of humor] than any white man in history.” — Adrian Cronauer

  3. huskywolverine says: May 18, 2014 1:03 AM

    Sarcasm is lost on some people (including the people who liked vegetablemed’s post)

  4. udub says: May 18, 2014 1:30 AM

    Nothing to see here. Two guys leaving, but four remain.

    Mariota, his backup, a walk-on and Mariota’s eventual replacement once he is in the NFL with Mahalak coming in the summer.

    No one needs 6 QBs

  5. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: May 18, 2014 8:40 AM

    This happened at WVU when we had Geno (Brunetti 4 star and Johnson 3 star), good younger backups jumping ship. Believe me it does matter because you need a lot of options at quarterback. At this position you do not know what you have until its lined up under center. When we lost Geno we had his back up (Millard), FSU’s backup(Tricket) His 4 star replacement from the quarterback rich state of Texas (Childress). So my point is that nothing can lead to a teams downfall this lack of depth at QB.

  6. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: May 18, 2014 8:43 AM

    * So my point is that nothing can lead to a teams downfall this lack of depth at QB.

    *I meant to say, nothing can lead to a teams downfall faster then lack of depth at QB.

  7. v2the4 says: May 18, 2014 12:31 PM

    it happened to the Texas Longhorns in 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and 2011-2012

    at some point during those years, the Horns had Jevan Sneed,Garret Gilbert, David Ash, Case McCoy, Sherrod Harris, Connor Brewer, and Connor Wood on their roster in addition to former qb John Chiles, who was moved to WR his junior year.

    Case McCoy was the only one of those qbs to do all four years at UT…Sneed(Ole Miss), Gilbert(SMU), Brewer(Arizona) and Wood(colorado) all transferred out of UT and Harris abruptly quit before his senior year in August 2009. Wood has quit the CU football team after being benched in favor of a true freshman last year.

    Ash is starting his redshirt junior season, and I think the next kid to leave will be Tyrone Swoopes, who is a great talent, but will get passed in the depth chart by incoming frosh Jerrod Heard.

    Mac Brown and his offensive coordinators, Greg Davis and Byron Harslin never offered Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, or Johnny Manziel to play QB, but did offer, accepted and eventually rejected on signing day by Ryan Perriloux (LSU) 2005 and John Brantley(Florida) 2007.

  8. 9timd9 says: May 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    OMG another UT Madcow apologist…UT is clearly the most underachieving program in the USA, given the haul of so-called “blue-chip” players they automatically pull in & brag about EVERY year, yet have almost nothing to show for it! The fact that most of those QBs u mentioned are/were horrible speaks more to the crap coaching & recruiting than anything…TX Tech does more with less than any program in the USA & would contend for the national championship every other year if they had just 40% of the defensive talent that the Madcows waste every year!

  9. sportsguy3434 says: May 18, 2014 1:49 PM

    One of Mack’s problems was he quit recruiting and staked his fortunes on Gilbert.

    Maybe one of the transfers should go to A & M. Seemed to work out for Johnny Football

  10. 9timd9 says: May 18, 2014 3:02 PM

    Exactly, Mack was the mirror image of Tom Landry his last few yrs in Dallas…brain dead.

  11. 9timd9 says: May 18, 2014 3:41 PM

    Not sure what the excuse is for the rest of the Madcow coaching staff, LOL!!

  12. 8to80texansblog says: May 19, 2014 10:57 AM

    I actually agree with @v2the4… for once. QB depth, and lack of accurate QB scouting was the downfall of Mack Brown at UT. Mack started at UT with big time recruit Chris Simms, who didn’t quite work out, but immediately followed him up with VY and Colt McCoy. That led to a decade long dominance of football in the State of Texas and beyond. And it probably would have continued with Gilbert had McCoy not gotten hurt in the ’09 NCG and thrust Gilbert into a spot he obviously wasn’t ready for.

    Not having a good to great QB will destroy an otherwise great football team…. just ask the Houston Texans?

  13. 9timd9 says: May 19, 2014 9:03 PM

    Jeeeez yet ANOTHER Madcow apologist!! UT simply got lucky with a supreme athlete at QB who required zero coaching (and he received none, or else he would still be in the NFL) & won their first nat’l title in over THIRTY YEARS, mainly because of poor decisions by USC late in the 4th Q! For this JOKE of a program to CONTINUALLY receive tons of blue-chip recruits year in & year out & STILL only win a nat’l title every THIRTY PLUS yrs is nothing short of disgraceful & pathetic!! ALL u Madcow supporters have is dogshit EXCUSES & the greatest example of your dogshit program (most recently) was when ZERO of those blue-chips were drafted a couple of weeks ago!! WTF is your EXCUSE for that SHIT STORM?!?

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