BYU will determine 'The One' QB among talented 3

by | Aug. 09, 2010

Saints & Sports

Bronco Mendenhall has good quarterbacks in camp. He just hasn't named a starter, and the rehearsal for the marquee job is expected to continue well into August.

The QB battle?

That's all most folks wanted to focus on as the Cougars opened camp on Saturday. For the record, Riley Nelson and Jake Heaps had their moments — good and bad — and James Lark looked improved over spring.

It's an interesting chess set. Nelson, a guy who's paid his dues; Heaps, the hyped-up golden boy recruit; and Lark, a journeyman workhorse whose done all he's been asked. Jason Munns is fresh off a mission and his NFL size is impressive; it stands out among the four, but he's behind the front duo of Nelson and Heaps.

This will be an interesting call by Mendenhall. His coaching fiber screams to him a new face can't step in and win the job. Yet, he's started freshmen many times before at BYU, mostly because of necessity.

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