We heard from offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dan Werner today.
He says there’s no real separation among the quarterbacks right now. That’s not surprising for this stage of camp. However, given the interest in the competition I would think an announcement on any real shift would come first from head coach Hugh Freeze.
“The quarterbacks are all coming along,” Werner said. “It’s just too early to tell. We’re charting every throw the have, every decision they make in the run game. We’ll start working it sooner or later.”
Weekends typically bring an all-out scrimmage or at least more 11-on-11 play. There may be something different on the quarterbacks on Monday.
I asked specifically about ball-protection and turnovers.
“They’ve been on and off. Yesterday we had two practices. One we didn’t protect it well, the second we did. For the most part we have.”
Werner also had some good things to say about the consistency of the receivers, which has been a talking point for Freeze.
On an offense without a lot of starting jobs in question beyond quarterback there’s a lot of shuffling among back-up spots, one of those being tight end.
“Jeremy Liggins will definitely fill a role. He’s big and physical, and there’s a lot of carry-over from last year.”
Werner also seemed pleased with post-grad transfer tight end Dillon Barrett, who has come over from Lamar.
“He’s tough and physical, and he catches the ball well too.”
One starting job unsettled right now is center. In what appears to be a pretty open competition between Robert Conyers, Ben Still and Justin Bell, Conyers ran with the ones today.