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Mike Bobo breaks down Colorado State quarterback battle

Head Coach Mike Bobo breaks down the QB position battle heading into fall camp

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At the Mountain West Football Media Days, Colorado State Rams head coach Mike Bobo spoke to Campus Insiders about the battle for the starting QB position.

He didn’t explicitly name the number one guy, but did say some things about Nick Stevens. Bobo said of Stevens is that the number one thing he liked about him was that he got better as the year went on last year. And one of the things Stevens will need to work on, according to Bobo, is taking care of the football and not committing a lot of turnovers.

Bobo also said he would like to see competition at the position every year. Recruiting guys for depth, as well as guys that can come in and challenge the starting QB for that job, so that the incumbent doesn’t get complacent, competes every day and gets better every day.

The spring practices provided a lot of information for Bobo, as all three quarterback, Nick Stevens, Faton Bauta, and Collin Hill, did well in those practices according to the coach.

He expects the competition to extend about halfway into fall camp (13 or 14 practices out of 29) before he decides on the starting quarterback. Specifically he is looking for someone who is accurate and can make the routine play. The most important factor he is looking for is someone who takes control of the game, someone who makes his teammates believe that he will get the job done.