Mario Cristobal said that the Oregon Ducks quarterback vacancy left behind by the departed Justin Herbert was Tyler Shough’s job to lose at the end of spring football.
Many months, a transfer from Boston College, a Pac-12 Conference yet to play, and (still) a global pandemic later, it has officially become Shough’s job.
Minutes ahead of kickoff against the Stanford Cardinal, the Ducks announced redshirt-sophomore Shough as Oregon’s starting quarterback to open up Pac-12 play.
The redshirt-sophomore has waited for his name to be called and ran with the twos at practice for the past two seasons under Herbert. At 6’5,” 221 pounds, Shough redshirted his first year in the program and last season completed 12-of-15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns in five games played.
He beat out Boston College grad transfer Anthony Brown, who primarily ran with the twos this training camp. The senior is 6’2,” 226 pounds and threw for 1,250 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions through six games last year before a season-ending leg injury.
Should Shough not play, the Ducks would be in capable hands in terms of collegiate experience.
But when Oregon opens up Pac-12 play on Saturday, November 7 hosting the Stanford Cardinal, Tyler Shough will be the one commanding the offense at first snap.