The Arizona St. Sun Devils have a quarterback battle on their hands. With Brock Osweiller graduated and on his way tot he NFL, there are several candidates to take over the starting QB job. There's Mike Bercovici, fellow sophomore Taylor Kelly and redshirt freshman Michael Eubank. All of them are in contention to start for ASU come opening night 2012.
We now appear to have a clear delineation of who's first, who's second, and who's third in the overall quarterback rotation. Brad Denny of House of Sparky has more from Tempe.
After ending spring practice as a slight leader in the three-man battle to become Arizona State's next starting quarterback, Mike Bercovici has faltered in fall camp, while Taylor Kelly and Michael Eubank have shined, and on Monday, head coach Todd Graham made his strongest comments yet in the offseason long quarterback battle.
"If we played today, Taylor would be the guy," said Graham, and first tweeted by Will Boor of The State Press.
"We have one mission: own the football. I don't care about stats. I just want to take care of the football," Graham said. "But the one that's going to play isn't the one who has the best physical skills. It's going to be the one that will take care of the ball."
It's unclear which of these quarterbacks will be ready to go for opening night, but it's clear Todd Graham has a solid trio of youngsters he can grow and develop with the next couple of years.
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