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Nick Rolovich has apparently settled on a starting QB. He just won’t tell us who it is.

According to WSU’s head coach, the 3-way battle for the starting quarterback spot has been won... But Rolovich is in no hurry to explain.

Cammon Cooper at WSU training camp
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All training camp long, the biggest question for the Washington State Cougars has been a simple one: Who will start behind center on November 7 at the Oregon State Beavers?

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.

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.

Something has been decided, but we’ll likely have to wait another 10 days until we find out.


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