San Jose State might have a new player under center as the team takes to the road to face Utah State this Friday night. Starting quarterback Joe Gray is banged up and head coach is officially calling him day-to-day. Gray injured his right shoulder and foot in the 13-0 loss to Hawaii last week.
His shoulder is pretty banged up and earlier in the week, Gray was unable to throw the ball on Tuesday.
"It's still pretty ginger and he couldn't get any reps today," Spartans coach Ron Caragher told the San Jose Mercury News. "We'll see tomorrow. We'll see how it goes and get him some treatment tonight and in the morning."
All signs point to Blake Jurich getting the start over the injured Gray, and a lot of it has to do with the short turn around since San Jose State plays Friday night, and on the road.
With Gray not able to throw on Tuesday, it makes sense to not allow him to play Jurich over Gray. Since Caragher is well known for not giving out what injuries his players have, even if the chances of that player being able to play in the upcoming game.
Having Jurich start makes the most sense since he started earlier this season and is the most experienced quarterback on the Spartans depth chart. This would be Jurich's first start since the 24-7 loss to Minnesota back on Sept. 20.