Here we are, two weeks away from the opening game against the venerable Portland State Vikings, and the quarterback situation is still difficult to understand.
Brock Osweiler, the sophomore out of Kalispell, Montana, came on strong at the start of camp and was the early favorite to start on September 4. In the past few weeks, Michigan transfer Steven Threet has shown a lot and is getting a long look from the coaching staff.
Samson Szakacsy's injury-prone elbow has played him out of any serious talks to be the starter.
In the grand scheme of things, a quarterback competition is a good thing. Two equal players unable to stand out from one another, fighting every day to be the top dog.
Sadly, this is not a fight of Goliaths. We are faced with mediocrity at the quarterback position, and the inability for either signalcaller to step up is disconcerting.
Lets take a look at what others are saying about this:
Jess Root at SB Nation Arizona thinks the entire situation is deja vu. Root ponders what could have been: Max Hall starting at ASU after Sam Keller graduated, in an alternate universe where our football team is good.
In the end, I wouldn't be surprised to see Threet under center against Portland State, but Osweiler has the edge in terms of being Erickson's own recruit. The decision needs to be made soon so the team can get past the drama and focus on planning for the Vikings.