We’ve known for a while the battle would be a three-way race between freshman Jayden de Laura, redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz and redshirt sophomore Cammon Cooper. All camp long head coach Nick Rolovich has told us that all three players were neck-and-neck, splitting the starting reps in practice.
But, on Tuesday, the head coach added a twist to the situation. During a series of interview with various media outlets, Rolovich told reporters that he has already found a starting signal caller... But he’s not going to make the decision public anytime soon.
Nick Rolovich confirms that he has met with the QBs and has named a starter for the OSU game.— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) October 27, 2020
What he couldn't confirm to me is whether or not they will name that starter publicly. His thoughts on that below:
Ends by saying: "I'm big on hiding as much as we can from people." pic.twitter.com/iXwFhbk0Mn
Greene goes on to say that the decision was relayed to the four man quarterback room (the three previously mentioned and walk on Victor Gabalis) sometime within the last 2-3 days.
“The conversation with all of the guys was, ‘Hey listen, I understand three of you aren’t as happy as you might have thought you would’ve been after this conversation, but who knows what’s going to happen?” Rolovich told KREM TV. “You can feel sorry for a little bit, but when you come to practice, you need to come out and prove me wrong. You need to say, ‘I don’t care.’ Go out every day before you put your helmet on and say, ‘I’m going to make sure he knows that he was wrong with this decision.’ And that’s how I want them to approach it.”
So, somebody knows who the starter will be next Saturday. But just because a starter has been named, that doesn’t mean that person will be the only one playing quarterback this season.
Looks like Rolo did the Spokane TV tour today. He talks here about playing multiple QBs. #Hawaii had loads of success doing that last year. Cole McDonald wound up getting drafted, but Chevan Cordeiro was also 4-0 as a starter. https://t.co/ES1dcGA3yW— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) October 27, 2020
Something has been decided, but we’ll likely have to wait another 10 days until we find out.
WSU names starter at quarterback internally | krem.com
The quarterback competition for Washington State is over. Well, at least privately.
WSU has a starting quarterback, but we won't know who until kickoff - KXLY
In an interview with KXLY today Washington State head football coach Nick Rolovich said they are at a point where they know who the starting quarterback will be against Oregon State next Saturday. He went on to confirm the quarterbacks know who it will be, but they won’t make an announcement until their game.
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