Oregon QB Vernon Adams passes test, plans to join team at practice
Oregon transfer quarterback Vernon Adams passed a final math test, allowing him to enroll in a graduate program at the university and join the Ducks on the field.
“Thank God,” Adams wrote in an Instagram post, which The Oregonian confirmed as a thumbs-up from the QB that he had indeed passed the test, six months after announcing his transfer from Eastern Washington. He initially planned to finish school in the spring and enroll at Oregon in the summer, but he failed a math class at EWU that prevented him from graduating and forced him to enroll in summer classes at his new school in order to complete his transfer.
Adams is expected to battle for the starting job with junior Jeff Lockie. He threw for 10,000 yards and 110 touchdowns in three seasons at EWU. Oregon began its camp Monday. Exactly when Adams can take the field with his team is still unclear, but he told The Oregonian he hoped to be at practice Friday. He's reportedly had access to the Ducks' playbook but will have some catch-up work to do.
Adams told SI.com's Lindsay Schnell via text message Monday that he’d been “studying like crazy” to pass his class, and has spent the summer working out and throwing with friends and roommates. Oregon coaches told him he could not work out with his future teammates in any unofficial capacity.
- Jeremy Woo