Clay Helton says he is going to until at least this Saturday’s open scrimmage before he names a starting quarterback.
Why? The first week of practices had exactly two full-pad workouts. Those are not JT Daniels‘ strength but are the best way to evaluate how a QB will perform in an actual game. Jack Sears performs better in live, full-contact workouts.
But Helton seems ready to wrap things up when he says he might make a decision by next Saturday. And where is Graham Harrell in all of this? He might be the savior but let’s see what this alleged quarterback derby will test his character and give fans a chance to see what he is made of.
- A week ago, I was told by members of the coaching staff that new defensive backs coach Greg Burns was a big improvement.
I will just remind everyone again after the secondary got burned yesterday how Burns-coach defenses ranked in passing yards allowed the past decade:
2010 ASU: 101
2011 ASU: 108
2012 Purdue: 63
2013 UMass: 42
2014 Cal: 128
2015 Cal: 92
2016 Cal: 84
2017 Cal: 113
2018 Oregon State: 101