Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost thinks Vernon Adams has little risk of further injuring his finger against Utah.

Offensive coordinator Scott Frost spoke with media following practice on Monday Sept., 21. Frost talked about senior quarterback Vernon Adam Jr's injury and his starter status heading into the Pac-12 opener game against Utah on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Autzen Stadium.

 "I think there is no risk anymore of furthering the injury so we just have to watch him throw this week and make sure he is up to speed," Frost said.

  Frost then spoke about dividing first team reps with both Jeff Lockie and Vernon Adams Jr.

  "Those guys get a ton of reps anyway," Frost said. "We get so many reps in practice that no matter which one is taking ones or twos they are going to get plenty of reps and be ready for Saturday."

  Frost also shinned his thoughts on having wide receiver Bralon Addison run the wildcat offense in Saturday's game against Georgia State.

  "Well our whole offense is wildcat, so when people talk about wildcat it’s running with the quarterback," Frost said. "In my eyes, Bralon (Addison) is a quarterback. He was one of the best high school players in the state of Texas (during) his junior and senior year and I got a lot of trust in him."

  The No. 13 Oregon Ducks will host No. 18 Utah Utes on September 26th. Utah is 3-0 with an impressive win against the Michigan Wolverines in Coach Jim Harbaugh’s debut.

  “Utah is a really physical team, big strong team,” Frost said. “They are not super complicated on defense, they just do what they do and do it well.”

 Utah’s defense has been a challenge for Oregon to block and make a pathway to run the ball. Frost believes that if the team can run the ball then it will free everything else up.

 “After Saturday, we just need to clean everything up,” Frost said. “There were too many mistakes on our side of the ball. We need to come off the ball a little better up front and eliminate penalties.”

 

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