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Pac-12 morning links

I had a dream last night that a hamburger was eating me.

Leading off: All signs indicate there is a good possibility Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is at least strongly considering a transfer to Oregon. Several outlets are reporting that Adams, who was named the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year the last two seasons, is visiting Eugene this weekend and holds a scholarship offer from the Ducks. According to the Spokesman-Review, Adams is on track to graduate in June, which would make him free to transfer and be eligible to play immediately.

“I’m not saying I’m leaving Eastern, but I’m just going to check it out and see what they have to say,” Adams told the Spokesman.

The idea of Adams starting for Oregon is intriguing, if nothing else. In his three years at Eastern, it has been clear he belonged among better competition -- notably in games against Oregon State and Washington.

In a 49-46 upset win in Corvallis in 2013, he completed 23 of 30 passes for 411 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and ran for 107 yards and two scores on 16 carries. He was just as good this year in a 59-52 loss at Husky Stadium, where he completed 31 of 46 passes for 475 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception.

The offer from Oregon clearly means the staff thinks highly of him, but there's an important distinction between a chance to compete for the job with the returning quarterbacks and a situation where he's been told the clear expectation is for him to be the starter. If he's not completely sure he'll have the job -- he wouldn't be able to take part in spring practice -- it could be tough to walk away from Eastern, where he has taken the Eagles to the FCS semifinals the last three seasons.

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