UAlbany one step closer to naming starting quarterback

ALBANY, N.Y.  – It’s week two of spring football, and UAlbany took another step in determining next year’s starting quarterback.

With five players vying for one spot, head coach Greg Gattuso said it’ll come down to how they perform in game-like situations.

The first of many scrimmages took off on Thursday with Penn State transfer DJ Crook taking first team reps along with Dan Harding.

But according to Gattuso, the position is a wide open battle.

“We’ve gotta scrimmage more than we would normally scrimmage because we need the quarterbacks to be in game situation,” Gattuso said. “It’s easy in drills where they know they’re not gonna get hit, you know? Today, they’re gonna get hit. They’re gonna have to protect themselves and know it’s coming. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle all the pressure.”

Gattuso said he’d like to name a starting quarterback and have a clear cut number two before the end of spring ball.

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