TU Football: Who will replace departed QB Dane Evans?
This is a fascinating time for the TU football program -- from year one to year two under head coach Philip Montgomery, the Golden Hurricane went from 6 wins and a Camping World Independence Bowl loss to 10 wins and a Miami Beach Bowl win.
Now, as they begin spring practice, Tulsa is having to replace a handfull of leaders on the offensive side of the ball -- none more crucial to Monty's system than the quarterback.
As for the race to replace the departed Dane Evans? It's a dead heat between Chad President and Luke Skipper.
"Yeah, everything's going to be equal right now," Montgomery said. "They're going to get equal reps, just like a lot of guys in other spots are going to be. Every day we'll go in and break down the tape, make our evaluations, then we'll act appropiately the next day. Like I told them, the guy that moves the offense the best, that makes the best plays, eliminates their mistakes - that's going to be the guy that gets more reps the next day."
As for what Monty is looking for out of his quarterbacks -- it's really pretty simple.
"Probably these first few weeks, it's going to be more about the guys making the right plays," Montgomery said. "It's not having to make the big plays - the guy that's moving our football team the best and making the intelligent plays and being a good distributor of the football back there."
The first game-like action for the QBs this spring will come Saturday when TU scrimmages for the first time.