Herm Edwards says a decision in Arizona State's QB competition is close
Arizona State is trying to decide on its next quarterback, and head coach Herm Edwards says he has an idea of who it’ll be.
Florida transfer Emory Jones, Alabama transfer Paul Tyson, and fourth-year man Trenton Bourguet are currently competing for the starting job in fall camp. After one week, Edwards told reporters on Monday that an announcement could come “shortly.”
Edwards on the starting QB race: “We’ll probably make an announcement here shortly. I have an idea of who.”
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At the outset of fall camp, Edwards told reporters he wanted to make a decision on the quarterback spot sooner rather than later. With only so many first-team reps to go around in fall camp, you want to ensure you are preparing your starter for the new year as best. It doesn’t sound like Arizona State is interested in heading into the season with a rotation at the position.
Jones, a starter for the Gators last season, is the favorite to win the job eventually, but it might be closer than some think.
Reports from fall camp suggest that accuracy has been an issue for all three quarterbacks. Jones has been said to have the best arm, and his mobility offers a dynamic piece the other two can’t quite match, but he also threw 13 interceptions last year and ended the season completing just 39% of his passes in an ugly bowl loss to Central Florida.
The Sun Devils open the season against Northern Arizona on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. PT.