Red Shirt Freshman Travis Jonson is competing for the starting QB job at Oregon.

When Dakota Prukop transferred to Oregon from Montana State, most felt in was a done deal that he would be the next starting quarterback at Oregon. However this spring, red shirt freshman Travis Jonson has emerged to give Prukop a run for the job.

Travis Jonson is in second spring camp as an Oregon Ducks and this year he is fully healthy and amid a hotly contested race for the starting quarterback job. 

The Ducks have finished the fourth week of spring workouts and next Saturday, the spring game will give fans and observers the first real indication of who is it going to be, Jonson or Prukop?

The two have been the topic of many questions this spring with coaches saying the competition being very close. Prukop has the experience, after spending three years at Montana State, but Jonson has the better feel and knowledge of what the Ducks want to do when they have the ball.

Both players have looked at the competition as something very healthy and necessary if either want to get better.

Following practice on Friday, Jonson spoke with eDuck.com regarding the competition for the job, the relationship he and Prukop have, the two new centers the quarterbacks have been working with and the Oregon receiving corps.

On Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. at Autzen Stadium the two will be on display. 

The game will be carried live on the Pac-12 Networks, so get ready for some fireworks next Saturday.


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