Reports are coming in from all over the intarwebs that Vernon Adams will be talking with the University of Oregon and seeing if he should transfer for his final season.
"I’m not saying I’m leaving Eastern, but I’m just going to check it out and see what they have to say," said Adams, who has caught the attention of pro scouts and rival colleges with his rare blend of arm strength, mobility and pocket presence.
In 2013, Adams led the Eagles to a 49-46 upset win at Oregon State; last year, he threw seven touchdown passes in a 59-52 loss at Washington.
In three years, Adams has thrown for 10,438 yards, 110 touchdowns and 31 interceptions, while helping EWU go 35-8 overall and 22-2 in the Big Sky. For the last two years, he has finished second in balloting for the Walter Payton award for the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Most of the world seems to think that this would be a fairly good move.
Can't think of a comparable example if Adams moves up to Oregon. Once upon a time I wished Armanti Edwards could have done it for a year.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 28, 2015
Others are...um...a bit less happy about this outcome.
F*** RT @AndrewGreif: "Not saying I’m leaving Eastern, but I’m going to check it out" Vernon Adams tells @srjimallen http://t.co/Ip1YaKxliR— UW Dawg Pound (@UWSBN) January 28, 2015
So how does he look? Pretty friggin awesome, as it turns out.What's my take? I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm also concerned that this shows a lot of weakness in the 2015 season, one way or another. If he joins Oregon he will be the first quarterback since Kellen Clemens who has lost against Washington.