August 14, 2009

Battle on for No. 2 QB job

Neil Caudle and Kodi Burns battled for the starting position throughout the spring and entered the fall as co-leaders.

Less than two weeks into practice, it seems possible that neither will be on the two-deep.

Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said Friday that he plans to continue to test true freshman Tyrik Rollison.

"We have more information about Neil than we do about Tyrik, so we're going to give Tyrik quite a few reps because we really need to see where he's at," Malzahn said. "He's a talented young man, but at the same time, it takes a lot to run this offense. We're going to give him the majority of the reps right now. We'll just have to see Tyrik, after we get him more snaps, see where he's at and later on we'll be able to have some kind of order after No. 1."

Burns is mostly seeing action at receiver and Clint Moseley all but declared himself out of the race, seemingly leaving the backup spot to Rollison or Caudle.

Though Rollison will take on an expanded role in the offense over the next few practices, Caudle seemed confident he could win the spot.

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