EUGENE — In preparing for games week to week, the Oregon Ducks preach taking things one step at a time. 

It’s the same approach Oregon junior quarterback Jeff Lockie said he’s taking with his future. 

While the 2015 college football season isn’t quite over yet, the focus has already shifted to 2016, when transfer quarterback Dakota Prukop will join and Oregon roster to once again create a quarterback competition. 

Lockie has already gone through this once with Vernon Adams Jr., and on Wednesday he was asked what his plans for the future are if things once again don’t shake out in his favor. 

“I start my MBA program in January, already got that rolling,” Lockie said. “I’m just taking it one game at a time here and worrying about this week. We’ll worry about all that stuff down the road.”

Lockie didn’t sound like a guy who had the desire to play football elsewhere. He got into graduate at Oregon. Many around the program think he has a future in coaching. 

But for the time being, Lockie is a quarterback on an Oregon team that is preparing for the Alamo Bowl against TCU, and that’s what he said his focus is on. He said he’s 100 percent game for another quarterback competition, he’s used to it, he said. But right now, the Horned Frogs are next on the schedule and quarterback competitions are just part of the process of playing college football. 

“I think it’s something we kind of get used to, and I wouldn’t say come to expect, but it’s always an option,” said Lockie, who completed 54 of 84 passes for 544 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. “I’ve been through it before so it’s nothing new.” 

Onto the links: 

Prukop chose trust in Oregon over allure of Alabama. 

DeForest Buckner keeps adding honors. 

Scott Frost returns to Oregon. 

Podcast with Arrion Springs. 

Darren Carrington looking for big finish to season. 

Matt Wogan is a touchback machine. 

— Tyson Alger

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