Roundup: Mariota could benefit from Rodgers-like apprenticeship

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Ted Miller thinks Marcus Mariota would benefit from an “apprenticeship” like Aaron Rodgers had with Brett Favre. Turning the attention to who will fill his shoes, Pete Martini of the Statesman Journal writes that Jeff Lockie has the most to prove at Oregon’s spring game. Can he/will he be Mariota’s successor? We might get a partial answer Saturday, but we’ll have to wait for Vernon Adams to get to Eugene to see how things will really play out.


Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times writes that Brett Hundley wants to prove that this year’s QB class is deeper than just Mariota and Jameis Winston.

Oregon State

Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal features former Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, who will have his name called sometime before Saturday is up.


Read former USC linebacker Hayes Pullard’s open letter to NFL teams that he wrote for The Players’ Tribune. This is a pretty compelling letter; I’d draft him.


Matthew Piper writes that former Utah defensive back Eric Rowe has the NFL “buzzing.” projects Rowe as a mid-to-late second-round pick.


I enjoyed reading this Chantel Jennings story on Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce and his ex-bodybuilder father, and I hope you will, too. Spruce sure knows how to take care of his body.


Uncle Ted notes that Cal football saw improvement on defense in the spring session.


Steve Rivera of FOX Sports Arizona writes that Rich Rodriguez feels right at home in Tucson.


The WNBA’s Seattle Storm signed guard Jazmine Davis to a training camp contract Wednesday, reports Jayda Evans.


Wanna see what golf tournaments Tiger Woods is playing in this year? Check out the link, then (his agent warns that it’s a partial list; he made some noise by leaving a major out in his tweet).

Arizona State

Arizona State basketball guard Chance Murray explains why he’s transferring in this Doug Haller article.

Washington State

Hey, did you know that BEAR CUBS have a front row seat at the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships? Our crew caught up with a doctor from the Washington State University Bear Center to get the skinny.

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