Well this is interesting.
Former Boston College QB Anthony Brown announced Wednesday that he’ll be joining the Oregon Ducks for the 2020 college football season, via Yahoo’s Pete Thamel.
“Sources: Graduate transfer quarterback Anthony Brown will choose Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He was a three-year starter at Boston College,” wrote Thamel on Twitter.
Before coronavirus shut down in-person meetings across the country, Brown visited Eugene in March and had the Ducks on his shortlist from the onset of his transfer announcement.
Brown was a three-year starter for the Eagles and has an abundance of experience under his belt. He’s a dynamic player with the ball in his hands, totaling 509 career rushing yards and 4,731 career passing yards with 40 touchdowns through the air.
The Eagles didn’t need to pass the ball much as it was widely document through Brown’s career that AJ Dillon was the workhorse. I remember pulling advanced data about how many times they ran Dillon and the numbers were astounding.
Dillon ran into stacked boxes (8 or more defenders within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage) more than any other team in the country did a season ago. And second on that list? David Bailey, Boston College’s second running back.
They didn’t utilize Brown to his strengths that he flashed at moments during his career, and this late movement could pan out to be one of the more interesting storylines of the entire 2020 season.
Time will tell whether he’s able to push Tyler Shough for reps or earns the starting job but one thing is for certain with Duck fans, they have to be excited about having Brown in the backfield as a veteran presence and a guy who can get the job done.
Welcome to the Pac-12, welcome to Eugene, Anthony!