Scott Frost knows what it’s like to be a dominant college quarterback, yet constantly have your skills and pedigree questioned.
The Oregon offensive coordinator has been asked plenty of questions by NFL scouts about former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner who is expected to be a first-round pick.
Frost is tired of the “dumb” questions.
“Some of them were great questions and some of them were some of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard,” Frost said, according to oregonlive.com. “I think it’s ridiculous to think Marcus is too nice to play football. If that was the case, he wouldn’t have won so many games around here.”
One NFL scout anonymously wondered if Mariota had enough of an edge to his personality to be a successful NFL quarterback.
That caused Frost to boil over.
“Like if you punched him in the stomach, he might apologize to you,” the scout told Sports Illustrated. “I just don’t know if he’s that alpha male that you’re looking for. The kid’s kind of a fly on the wall kind of guy. Physically, he’s really talented, but it’s going to take a little time.”