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Luke Falk will start Saturday against Portland State

We all knew it was going to happen, but Tuesday he made it official. Luke Falk will start under center against Portland State.

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Mike Leach refused to tell us who his starting quarterback would be. Apparently we're on a "need to know basis" and when we "need to know" Leach will tell us.

Well, apparently Leach decided yesterday that we needed to know. After practice he confirmed what we all knew was coming.

Leach had been avoiding this question all camp, but we all knew who would win out. Falk has experience, starting 3 games last season, he was (arguably) playing better in camp and even the media notes, while placing an "or" in the starting spot between Falk's and Bender's name, said that Falk was "expected" to be the starter.

But Bender is expected to get playing time as well. While that just may be Leach's way of saying "we're hoping to be up by enough to stick the 2nd team in the game," it may mean that Leach plans to split the snaps. We'll have to wait and see on that front.


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