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Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod

Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. On the depth chart released Friday, Adams was listed above Jeff Lockie, who was Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota's backup last season. Adams, a two-time Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, threw for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns in three seasons for the Eagles. Oregon will host Eastern Washington to open the season Sept. 5. Under NCAA rules he needed to complete his undergraduate coursework...