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QB Race Down to Three

After the first scrimmage on Sunday at BB&T Field, head coach Dave Clawson announced that the starting QB job was down to three players.

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In a move that was somewhat expected, Dave Clawson announced that true freshman quarterback Travis Smith will likely redshirt the upcoming season.

Clawson told that this is in line with what the staff wanted to do coming into the season.

"We wanted that to happen when we recruited two quarterbacks," said Clawson. "We thought one might get in the mix but we didn't know which one. We wanted to get them in different classes. This will give them some separation now."

Based on what we have seen at Blogger So Dear, this move is not out of left field. Smith was mainly taking fourth string reps, and getting his primary time in with freshmen and walk-ons.

Smith is from Ithaca, Michigan, and broke several state records last season as a high school senior.

The job is now down to true freshman John Wolford, and redshirt sophomores Tyler Cameron and Kevin Sousa.

Sousa started the scrimmage last night, but only ran a few plays before giving way to Wolford, who then played the next 4-5 possessions. He worked with both first and second string players during that time.

BSD has a full scrimmage report from last night available as well.

Cameron also got a fair amount of first and second team reps.

Wolford finished 7-14 for 122 yards with an INT and a rushing TD. Cameron went 6-13 for 52 yards.

We will continue to update the situation as it develops throughout the next couple of weeks.