The Colorado State quarterback play has been suspect after two games with first Nick Stevens getting the start and then turning to former Georgia quarterback Faton Bauta in the second game against UTSA.
Well, none of those impressed so head coach Mike Bobo decided to burn the redshirt of true freshman Collin Hill in that win against the Roadrunners where the former three-star recruit completed just 2 of 6 passes for 26 yards.
During Tuesday’s practice, Bobo gave all of the first-team reps to Hill but was non-committal at the time if that meant he was going to start this week against Northern Colorado.
“We’ll look at the film and decide what we’re doing tomorrow,” Bobo said after practice via the Colordoan. “I don’t think I’ll go into the game where I don’t make an announcement, so maybe tomorrow I’ll make an announcement. I’ll go home and watch the film and see where we’re at.”
After looking at the film, Bobo has decided to go with Hill to start this week against Northern Colorado.
Coach Bobo announced today after practice that freshman Collin Hill will start Saturday vs. Northern Colorado.— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) September 15, 2016
After watching film he was at the top of the pecking order. He had a really good practice Monday, Tuesday. I'm excited to watch him perform.— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) September 15, 2016
Nick Stevens was the starter heading into the season and was pegged as the second-best quarterback in the Mountain West last year and led the conference in passing touchdowns. He struggled against Colorado going 6 of 20 for 31 yards and two interceptions; he did not play in the win over UTSA.
Bauta came in as a graduate transfer from Georgia, and was coached by Bobo when the two were in Athens, he is only 12 of 26 for 114 yards and has the only passing touchdown among the quarterbacks.
The Rams quarterbacks have combined for subpar numbers through two games and have completed 20 of 62 for 171 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.