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Report: Oregon QB Bryan Bennett to transfer

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer
Bryan Bennett is leaving Oregon in search of playing time. (US Presswire)

Oregon quarterback Bryan Bennett was reportedly considering a transfer last August after losing out on the starting job to Marcus Mariota. At the time, though, Bennett changed his mind and decided to remain with the Ducks.

Well, it looks as though Bennett has changed his mind one more time.

According to a report from Duck Territory (subscription required) Bennett is transferring to Southeastern Louisiana.

Bennett visited the school over the weekend and will enroll when classes begin on Tuesday. By moving down a level, Bennett will not have to sit out a season and is eligible to play right away.

Bennett saw limited time behind Mariota and Darron Thomas the last two seasons, but when he did see the field he performed well. He finishes his Oregon career having thrown for 580 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He also rushed for 365 yards and another 6 touchdowns.

As for Oregon, Bennett's departure does leave the Ducks a bit thin at the quarterback position. Only Jake Rodrigues and Jeff Lockie -- both redshirt freshmen -- remain on the depth chart behind Mariota.

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