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ASU Football: Mike Bercovici Named Backup QB

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Brock Osweiler is ready to lead the Arizona St. Sun Devils at quarterback. Mike Bercovici is apparently ready to take over in case something goes wrong--or at the very least, he's the second best signal-caller on the team, regardless of how drastic the drop-off could be between the starting and backup QB positions.

The true freshman Bercovici was named the backup to Osweiler for Thursday night's game against UC Davis over redshirt freshman Taylor Kelly, head coach Dennis Erickson announced.

Three days ago though, Erickson had this to say about the backup QB position battle between Bercovici and Kelly.

"I'm waiting for somebody to take the horn,'' Erickson said. "Nobody's stepping up and taking it. That's kind of disappointing to me. You would think if you have a chance, you'd take it, and neither one of them have."

Bercovici was a decently rated quarterback from Woodland Hills, but he was not highly touted, so one would think that ASU is in a very delicate situation when it comes to quarterback depth in 2011. So let's just say this for now that this position battle is far from over, and that the Sun Devils better hope that Osweiler stays healthy all season long.

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