Oregon Ducks Top 10 most intriguing spring game storylines: No. 5 RB Thomas Tyner

Oregon Ducks Top 10 most intriguing spring game storylines: No. 5 RB Thomas Tyner
May 1, 2014, 11:30 am
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Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner (24) runs the ball as Oregon State Beavers safety Steven Christian (29) defends at Autzen Stadium.

(Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)

Oregon's spring game will kick off at 11 a.m., Saturday at Autzen Stadium ending a five-week run of spring drills that gave the team a jump start on preparing for the 2014 season. Leading up to the game we'll countdown the Top 10 storylines to watch for on Saturday.

No. 5: Running back Thomas Tyner

By all accounts the sophomore has matured and learned how to better prepare and practice as a college football player.

That says a lot considering that he looked pretty good last fall while rushing for 711 yards and nine touchdowns as a backup.

A more focused Tyner could push junior Byron Marshall for the starting job. But chances are that both elite backs will share duties virtually equally.

What will be interesting to watch for on Saturday is if Tyner indeed has taken his game to another level. If so, he could rattle off several nice runs that could remind fans of Jonathan Stewart.

Previous storylines

No. 10: QB Marcus Mariota

No. 9: K Matt Wogan

No. 8: WR Keanon Lowe

No. 7: DL Balducci, Armstead and Buckner

No. 6: LB Torrodney Prevot