It’s no secret Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota doesn’t enjoy the spotlight. And although he was college football’s biggest awards winner in 2014 which caused him to earn that spotlight, he was never so happy to return to the friendly and much slower confines of Eugene, Oregon.
Next man up! That’s been the credo of this Oregon football team for several years now. And it’s never been more essential than during this 2014 season when no less than seven offensive starters have been lost – either temporarily or for the entire season.
Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich met with reporters Thursday and officially confirmed his star senior cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will not be available for the upcoming college football playoff. When meeting with the media, Helfrich said Ekpre-Olomu’s injury was indeed due to a ‘non-contact’ incident and that he’s responded well in the aftermath.
It’s been well documented the Oregon Ducks don’t discuss injuries when it comes to their football team. Which is why Thursday mornings interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike radio program with Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was refreshing when Helfrich briefly discussed the devastating news about his All-Conference cornerback.Featured Story