December 29, 2012

Mariota getting ready for first bowl game

With the Oregon vs. Kansas State Fiesta Bowl match-up less than a week away, Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota met with the assembled media to answer questions.

Q: How long has it taken you to get comfortable with the offense?

MARCUS MARIOTA: I'm not sure I'm a hundred percent comfortable with it yet. But we'll see.

Q:Ryan talked about your ability to stay calm. How do you keep yourself so calm as a freshman with all the guys around you?

MARCUS MARIOTA: I don't know. This is kind of the person I am.

I think if I were to ever credit something, it would probably be the way I was raised. Hawaii, it's funny. It's so slow, relaxing. I feel that's kind of taken me to my core.

Q:With De'Anthony and Kenjon, do you feel sometimes your arm gets overlooked in this offense?

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