The University of Oregon Ducks are already making sports writers and coaches take notice.
The pre-season poll indicates the Ducks begin the season ranked at Number 5.
Duck radio announcer Jerry Allen says the excitement is building, and everyone was surprised, but very pleased with Chip Kelly's pick for quarterback: Marcus Mariota. "They got the pieces in place. And it starts with the quarterback. This is going to be a red-shirt freshman. Marcus Mariota got picked to lead this team. Bryan Bennett, he's good. He came in last year and took care of business, so it had to be someone better than Bryan Bennett, who I thought was really good. Apparently Marcus Mariota really is that good."
Allen says Coach Kelly has molded this team to be very strong in all aspects, but the defense will definitely be the star this year.
The Ducks will host the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday, and KBND will bring you the game, beginning with the pregame beginning at 6 p-m.