Helfrich Not Saying Who is Starting

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon as the Ducks have scheduled a scrimmage for Thursday. Oregon is in the third week of Fall Camp but today Helfrich answered a variety of question about his team.

While Mark Helfrich hinted in response to some questions about who will be the starters, he would not announce the name of the starting quarterback. Both Vernon Adams and Jeff Lockie have apparently had a strong camp and the competition for the starting spot could be all the way up until the start of the first game against Adams' old team, Eastern Washington State on Sept. 5.

A number of questions were asked of Oregon's head man about the depth chart and who among the new comers might see playing time this year. Again, Helfrich successfully evade answering the question directly though it is though based upon reports from Oregon's official website, GoDucks.com, that such players as Canton Kaumatule, Ugo Amadi, Kirk Merritt, Malik Lovette and Jake Hanson may have the best chance of playing this year.

Helfrich did not spend much time talking about the upcoming scrimmage though he did say there are still players competing for spots. Obviously a good showing in the scrimmage could carry weight in those arguments for playing time.

Oregon final three days of camp or Thursday, Friday and Saturday although media availability is only scheduled for Thursday's post-scrimmage practice.

Saturday’s practice is expected to end at about 11:45 a.m., so that the Athletics Department’s annual Fan Day activities can commence from noon-2 p.m. in either Autzen Stadium or the Moshofsky Center.

Oregon's opening game with EWU on Sept. 5, is scheduled for a 5 p.m. kickoff and the game, in which the Oregon AD encourages fans to wear yellow and Fly Alaska Airlines, will be carried live on the Pac-12 Networks.

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