Starting Quarterback Position Still Up For Grabs
It’s possible that Paul Johnson has already decided who is going to start this season, and is just trying to confuse Tennessee, but it sure doesn’t seem like it. Matthew Jordan was the favorite coming in, but he does not seem he is back at 100% from his injury. That gives a chance to any of the other contenders. CPJ has been especially harsh on the passing from the quarterbacks so far. The quarterbacks did not have a single turnover during Saturday’s 85 play scrimmage which is an encouraging sign, especially for Jay Jones who has struggled at times with turnovers. Johnson said that the team will know when he decides who the starter will be, but he probably won’t announce it. One possibility that I haven’t heard much talk of is a shared quarterback position, similar to 2013 with Tevin Washington and Vad Lee. It wasn’t super successful then, but I could see it happening if one of the young guys starts to improve quickly.
Notes From Saturday’s Scrimmage
The first scrimmage of the season and fan day were both this weekend. All eyes were on the quarterback competition, but there were also a bunch of other players trying to get their hands on some play time this season. Offensive tackle Jake Stickler, defensive linemen Antwan Owens, Cortez Aslton, and Kelton Dawson were on display, but it was freshman B-Back Jerry Howard that got all of the attention. While the starter at B-Back is pretty set with Dedrick Mills, there is an open spot at the backup position there. He looks like he has a decent chance of beating out KirVonte Benson and Quaide Weimerskirch for those touches. It’s not unheard of for a freshman to make a big splash at B-Back, just ask Dedrick.
When Paul Johnson was asked if he’d ever had anybody ask for him to sign anything unusual he replied, “Yeah, but I’m not going to tell you what it was.” Uhhhhhh moving on.
Women’s Basketball Takes Trip Through Italy
The Yellow Jackets are taking a tour throughout Italy. So far they have visited Venice, Pordenone, Bologna, and are currently in Florence. It’s seems like they have had a fantastic trip in Italy enjoying the sights, the food, and are 2-0 in their first two games, smoking Bosnia 101-31 and then 96-18 (Yes those are the real scores). No, I’m not jealous in the least.