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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota cleared to play, not thinking draft yet


There are no more questions about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's immediate future, so now the questions have turned to Mariota's future beyond the two remaining games this season.

Mariota told reporters Monday that he passed a battery of neurological tests and did not suffer a concussion in the loss at Arizona. Mariota took a knee to the helmet trying to tackle Wildcats cornerback Shaquille Richardson after throwing his second interception of the game.

That means Mariota will start Friday afternoon in the Civil War against in-state rival Oregon State. As to whether or not that will be Mariota's last game at Autzen Stadium, if the redshirt sophomore knows, he isn't saying.

Asked if he has thought about whether this week could mark his home finale, Mariota said, "Not at all and I'm being honest."

Mariota added that he would meet with his family after the season ends to decide whether or not to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Regarded as the potential No. 1 overall pick by at least one NFL personnel executive, Mariota has thrown for 3,127 yards and 27 touchdowns with two interceptions and rushed for 529 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

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