Do You Think Starting QB Has Been Decided?

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Q: Because I’m a junkie and have nothing better to do on a Tuesday night, I rewatched the Spring Game on the DVR. The distance between Whitmer and whomever (take your pick) was a mile wide. In the practices that you saw, were there days when Whitmer was as outplayed as the others at the Rent were in April? Is it possible that as the spring went on, Whitmer grew more comfortable with the offense and separated himself from the pack? I know P has to talk “coach speak” about this right now, but do you think a starter has been decided on yet? I have to be honest, if anyone other than Whitmer starts, it better work out, because the fan backlash would be off the charts. Chris, CT

A: In that spring game I thought Whitmer made things happen when the situation in front of him was good and not so good; kept his feet moving to make plays left or right. He’s a good player Chris can’t deny that and if he stays consistent he will be a significant upgrade at QB. That’s the key being consistent. If he starts, say the first couple of weeks of the preseason consistent combined with way he finished spring I don’t see how he’s not the guy but that’s getting close to fire time …will another emerge? Im not sure but Johnny McEntee looked good at times in the spring. I thought Michael Nebrich became a much better pocket guy. Scott McCummings looked good doing some new things before he got hurt that makes him more a complete guy. Casey Cochran is young but he had good days. He’s also very bright. With the benefit of the spring what does he do say the first couple weeks? I agree with your assessment. You/we saw what the coaches saw but we’ll see how it shakes out. I don’t, however, see the benefit of naming a starter within the first two weeks; though they may know – its a safe bet we won’t know officially until Aug.30.

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6 thoughts on “Do You Think Starting QB Has Been Decided?

  1. DCummings

    It’s hard to imagine why the preseason QB battle wouldn’t go something like this: Whitmer starts, with experienced MacEntee as the no. 1 backup. McCummings (if healthy) as the number 3/wildcat guy. Nebrich and Cochran redshirt for an extra year of eligiblity to help space out your player’s senior seasons and (hopefully) get some more experience at the position as the years go on. Otherwise I don’t see McCummings and Nebrich sticking around for too long with three guys competing in the same academic year. For God’s sake I hope Coach P just picks ONE this year.

  2. JD

    They need to cut 5 Headed Monster down to 3 by the start of camp. They Need to announce the Starter after 2 weeks into Camp. The #1 QB needs to establish a unity with the first team and this only comes with consistent Reps. This is atleast an 8 or 9 win team with Solid QB play.

    I’m excited for the Season!

  3. ktuck

    What’s good DC… You gotta believe that within the first couple of weeks of practice we’ll see some attrition like we did last season ( i.e. WRs Leon Kinnard, Malik Generett, & Gerrard Sheppard , Mike Box ) .. no?

    1. dconner Post author

      Mmm I don’t know bro. I think they’re at or close to limit of players the program should have when McNeal arrives in August

  4. TheJerk

    If Johnny McINT is the starter again this year I will poke my own eyeballs out, and maybe even Navins as well

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