With the beginning of the NCAA approved six-week practice period for football coming in mid-July, Mountaineer quarterbacks Jarret Doege and Austin Kendall are set to battle it out for the starting gig. While almost every fan expects the reigns of the offense to be handed to Doege, Head Coach Neal Brown has left the door open for Kendall to reclaim his position. Though it is not likely to happen at West Virginia, many College Football programs have used a two quarterback system for their offense. However, should Neal Brown deem it necessary, could a two quarterback system work at WVU?
Though the chance of this system happening in Morgantown is slim to none, being set on one quarterback will be the difference between bowl eligibility and spending the holidays at home again. Once Neal Brown decides on which signal-caller to go with, he should give them an extended leash pending horrendous performance. If the offense is going to improve, it starts at the quarterback position. Even consistently switching the starters from game to game could hurt the rhythm of the offense tremendously. When September 5th rolls around, they need to be set on one guy and one guy only. Will it be Doege or Kendall? Only time will tell, but it should be a fun competition to watch play out nonetheless.