After reports surfacing last week that San Jose State head coach Ron Caragher is cutting the quarterback competition down to senior Joe Gray and transfer Kenny Potter, it looks like he is in no rush now to name a starter for the season opener September 3rd against New Hampshire.
According to Mercury News, Caragher had this to say:
"Ideally, we'll do it a week or 10 days out," Caragher said, referring to the Spartans' Sept. 3 opener against New Hampshire. "I still could do it five minutes before kickoff. That's not my choice. I'm going to let the thing unfold."
What's giving Caragher such a hard time to decide between the two options? He sees things that from both of the two that he likes.
On what he likes from Joe Gray:
"Joe has improved on his footwork and mechanics. He understands that's part of his step to the next level to improve," he said. "I think there should be carry-over."
But don't count out Potter either, the transfer from Long Beach City College has said that he is "more comfortable every single day" ever since his arrival to the Spartans program.
On Potter, Caragher is quoted as:
"Kenny has a feel for the offense. He's a very good athlete. On a broken play, Kenny can make things happen with his feet."
It looks like things are really going to come down to the wire in this quarterback competition. I'm always of the belief that it is better for offenses, and in general the team overall, to know who "the guy" is going to be under center, as that is the leader of the team, and the rest of the team can start viewing him as much. However, it doesn't look like that is going to be the case in this competition as we are just mere weeks away from that September 3rd home opener.