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Colorado State football: Rams name Nick Stevens starting quarterback

Colorado State names their starting quarterback and it is not a surprise.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State Rams head coach Mike Bobo has made it official as to who is starting quarterback will be this year, and it is no surprise that Nick Stevens earned the starting job, and he will be backed by Coleman Key.

"We met (Sunday) as a staff and watched the film and watched it with the players and met with the kids this morning, the two guys, and told them that Nick was going to be No. 1 and Coleman's (Key) No. 2," Bobo said.

This is not a surprise as Stevens backed up Garrett Grayson last year and in limited action completed 15 of 25 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. That one pass was a 35-yard strike to Rashard Higgins.

"The main thing is consistency," Bobo said of picking Stevens over Key. "You need a guy who is going to be consistent every play and get us into the right play and be able to go to the right targets, and I thought over the 26 practices - 15 (in the spring) and 11 (so far in fall camp) - Nick was the most consistent guy."

Getting a quarterback named after the first week of fall camp will now allow the offense to get into groove now that they know who will be leading the team under center. Stevens has big shoes to fill but he will have a great weapon in Higgins to throw the ball to as well as a pair of solid tight ends in Kivon Cartwright and Steven Walker.