Saturday, August 27, 2011

WCU Football: "Position by Position Review" - Quarterbacks

The Cats have four quarterbacks on the roster this season, #11 Jawan Simmons (6-2 205 Fr), #12 Lance Price (6-2 205 R-Fr), #13 Brandon Pechloff (6-7 220 So), and #15 Zac Brindise (6-1 200 R-Sr).

Brindise and Pechloff both had starts in the 2010 season, with the two combining a total of 9 starts after the loss of redshirt junior Zack Jaynes early in the 2010 season.   Both will battle for the starting position, with Pechloff getting the early nod as the #1 quarterback on the initial two deep roster.  The "pistol" utilizing a "no huddle" offense will challenge both individuals due to the speed of the draw plays, counters, and options using three wide receiver formations and multiple tight ends. One particular area of concern, both had difficulty with interceptions last season, with Brindise tossing 9 in 222 attempts, and Pechloff throwing 7 in 72 passes.

True freshman Jawan Simmons, who has experience with a "pistol" offense in high school, may challenge both Pechloff and Brindise for playing time.  Redshirt freshman Lance Price spent last season with the scout team.

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