Vernon Adams' Oregon status in question thanks to academics

Written By Marc Lancaster
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Oregon might not get its presumptive starting quarterback on the field until a few days after camp begins.

Highly touted graduate transfer Vernon Adams still is missing one key element in his move from Eastern Washington to Oregon — graduation.

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Adams walked in Eastern Washington's graduation ceremonies in June but still has not completed his final academic requirements to earn a diploma, an EWU spokesman told The Oregonian on Thursday.

Adams told the newspaper last month he still had some work to do in a spring quarter math class. Fox Sports reported Thursday that a source said that work would be done "in the next week or so," but it appears the class in question is now part of the summer term at EWU, which wraps up Aug. 14.

Oregon starts fall camp Aug. 10, so Adams might not be available from the beginning of practice. The Ducks' season opener is Sept. 5 — against Adams' former school. 

Adams was 28-6 as a starter at Eastern Washington, throwing for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns with 31 interceptions in 37 games overall.

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