One niblet of news from the chorus of coach speak this morning at Commonwealth: during his turn at the podium, offensive coordinator Neal Brown said that while he would prefer to have one starting quarterback, he’s not opposed to using multiple QBs in a game if there is no clear cut leader: “Coach Spurrier does it all the time. There are scenarios that can be successful.”
Here’s what he had to say about each QB:
Jalen Whitlow: Liked how he he didn’t shy away when thrown into the fire, needs to build on promising spring game performance.
Reese Phillips: “Has no fear” going up against the sophomore QBs
Maxwell Smith: “Has the potential to be really accurate” if healthy.
Patrick Towles: Very athletic with a “big-time arm talent,” but needs to focus on getting the ball out of his hand faster.
Brown and Stoops will work together to decide on a starting quarterback, but ultimately, it will be Stoops’ decision.
Full recap coming soon.