Vernon Adams named starting QB

— -- Oregon has named transfer Vernon Adams as its starting quarterback for the team's season opener against Eastern Washington, his former school, on Sept. 5.

The school made the announcement as part of the release of a complete depth chart Friday.

Adams was a late arrival to Oregon's training camp as he finished up his undergraduate requirements, and he beat out junior Jeff Lockie, Marcus Mariota's backup the past two years, to win the job.

In three years at Eastern Washington, Adams threw for 10,438 yards, 110 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. He was twice named the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, given to the FCS player of the year.