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Oregon Ducks QB Vernon Adams Jr. To Face Former School in Season Opener

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

 

Vernon Adams Pictured Above

Recently named starting Oregon Ducks quarterback, Vernon Adams Jr., has a tough first challenge at hand. Along with the starting position, he has been awarded the position of playing his former team in the Ducks season opener.

Adams Jr. will no doubt have a target on his back going into the game against the Eastern Washington Eagles. His former teammates will definitely be seeking some form of revenge against their former team leader.

Vernon Adams Jr. will have no problem making a point right back at his former team, especially former head coach Beau Baldwin.

Baldwin was not very helpful in Adams transfer process. He let his anger get the best of him, and his many selfish attempts to interfere are living proof of his opposition to the transfer.

It’s apparent that Baldwin let his bitterness overcome his sense in this situation. Vernon’s incredible numbers at EWU may have something to do with that.

Adams went 28-6 as a starter at EWU.  Last season, Adams passed for 3,483 yards and 35 touchdowns. 

In 2013, he set a Big Sky record with 5,559 yards of total offense, including 4,995 passing with 55 touchdown passes. He is the conference and EWU record holder with 110 career touchdown passes. 

Adams Jr. will take pleasure in sticking it to Baldwin this upcoming Saturday. 

"That's going to be crazy," Adams said on the show. "It's going to be a little different not being on the same sideline as those guys. But they understand it's a business move and they're behind me 100 percent." 

Overall, Adams departed on good terms with EWU coaches and players. That doesn’t change the intensity for everyone involved when the game kicks off at 5 p.m.

All those watching will be looking to see how Adams Jr.’s former squad will take advantage of his play style, which they have grown familiar with over the years.

The game takes place this Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR at 5 p.m.

 

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