The media seemed to be pushing that oaf Cardale Jones as the legitimate #1 pick of the draft before he decided to stay in school after only starting 3 games. He has not been very impressive so far in college. Once he was back in school, the hype did seem to go in the direction of Anus for sure. I said this several times during the draft process - I am pretty much neutral towards Mariota. I won't root against him or for him in most cases. As a person his character his way better than that of Anus or any of the other black starting QBs. He displays humility and a quiet confidence in addition to being a good teammate - traits of most white players IMO. I will say that his racial background certainly did give BSPN and the media something to build on but he isn't black so he does have that going for him.