1. No clarity on the quarterback situation for 2022
Oregon fans were coming into this game with the hope of a Ty Thompson appearance and after the Ducks went down 30-3 at halftime, everyone just assumed that the freshman would get the nod in the second half. I mean, what could the coaching staff possibly have to lose? The game seemed out of hand and playing Thompson would only help him gain valuable experience.
Well, the staff decided to trot Anthony Brown out there and although he did battle back to have a decent game with over 300 yards and three touchdowns, it left everyone wondering what the quarterback position would look like in 2022.
If Thompson played and fared well, there would have been an added sense of hope for Oregon fans heading into the 2022 season that he could win the starting job over Bo Nix.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Thompson is the top-ranked quarterback signee in school history and yet we barely saw him in action all year when the position was shaky. Kind of a disappointing development.