Originally posted by Riot:
What's your take on Darron Thomas? Think he can fill Masoli's shoes? I was a bit surprised they dropped Costa, but in Kelly's read-option scheme they need a quarterback that's at least a threat to run.
I think DT was the right pick at QB this year. If you don't remember, a couple years ago, Boise St. was playing at Oregon and someone took a cheap shot on Massoli and took him out of the game with a concussion. DT came in in the 4th quarter and went 13-25 with 3 tuchdowns and almost came back to beat Boise st. That game and the spring game were the only times I have seen him play but I like what I see so far. Everyone is saying this guy is the 2nd coming of Denis Dixon because of his play making ability and his speed. He has an absolute cannon as well.
Here is that game on youtube against Boise st.
And for all those Blount Haters, watch some of these runs. Dude is an absolute monster.
Costa just wasn't going to cut it... He didn't fit well into our offensive scheme because he is not fast and does not have the play making ability that Massoli or DT has. Plus when he started for us last year for a game, he was horrific and our defense and special teams had to beat UCLA on their own.