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Yahoo Sports: QB Focus: Darron Thomas, Oregon’s steady hand on the throttle

Assessing 2011's field generals, in no particular order. Today: Oregon junior Darron Thomas. • Typecasting. It's easy to forget now, but this time last year, quarterback was supposed to be the weak link at Oregon, the single, glaring hole on the depth chart that halted the Ducks' emergence as Pac-10 overlords in the wake of two-year starter Jeremiah Masoli's unceremonious exit from the team. And Darron Thomas was hardly marked for stardom: As a tall (6-foot-4), lanky scrambler with an impressive list of scholarship offers and solid reviews from the recruiting sites, he looked like the reincarnation of former Duck ...

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