Wilson will wait until at least Thursday to consider quarterback decision, floats idea of using multiple QB’s
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson appears to not be much closer to picking a starting quarterback than he was at the camp’s beginning. Wilson said Tuesday that quarterbacks Tre Roberson, Nate Sudfeld and Cameron Coffman remain mostly even, and that the IU coaching staff will wait until at least Thursday to consider naming a starter and may not name one then.
“Statistically I guess they’re all about the same,” Wilson said after practice Tuesday. “We’ll talk about it after Thursday, we’ll talk about it Friday and move forward next week. … Somebody’s gonna go out there first. They’re all doing well. We’re not trying to be coy, it’s not like it’s a different offense (with any one of the three), we’re not trying to surprise no one. We’re not trying to motivate anybody. They’re all kind of fighting pretty good. It’s kind of a close call. They’re all solid players. They’re all close teammates. They all gotta be better too, though. We talked about it yesterday, ‘Should we go ahead and maybe start going in one direction?’ I said, let’s just go through Thursday and make sure the direction we want to go in is good.”
Wilson said all three players are getting significant reps and all of them have enough leadership standing that it won’t hurt the Hoosiers much not to establish who is in charge of the offense. Wilson said the option of using multiple quarterbacks remains on the table.
“It could be because they all have different strengths,” Wilson said. “We’re running Cam, we’re running Nate more, we’re making Tre throw more. But naturally Tre can make some more plays with his feet more smoother. Those other guys are probably a little more on target, better percentage throwers. … We’re not sitting down and just hashing the quarterback deal out because it’s not a negative. We’ll go through Thursday. There won’t be a formal big parade announcement deal, we’ll just talk about it Friday. I don’t know if we’ll announce it Friday or Saturday, but it’s not trying to jack with Indiana State or anybody else. We’re going to do what we do and see if we can do it better.”