Former BC quarterback Anthony Brown will be spending his last college football season with the Oregon Ducks. With the departure of a four-year starter and likely first-round pick in Justin Herbert, Brown hopes to be the new leader of the team while competing in the PAC-12. Under new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, it appears there will be a bit of a quarterback competition that Brown is walking into.
Sources: Graduate transfer quarterback Anthony Brown will choose Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He was a three-year starter at Boston College.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 1, 2020
Tyler Shough, a redshirt sophomore, is likely the main competition. Shough was the No. 6 ranked pro-style quarterback in his class and had flipped to Oregon from UNC. He completed 12 passes for 144 yards as a back-up last season. There are a few other highly rated freshman quarterbacks on the roster, but Shough and Brown will likely lead the pack. Unfortunately for Brown, he won’t have as much of an opportunity to familiarize and build relationships with his new teammates as he would have under normal circumstances, but he still figures to fit nicely into Moorhead’s offense. Who knows when teams will be allowed to start practicing again, but the uncertainty clearly puts Brown at a disadvantage. Nevertheless, the season is long, and we’ll be rooting for AB to make an impact in Eugene.