Head coach Nick Rolovich did not announce a starting quarterback for Saturday’s road game against UNLV, although indications are Chevan Cordeiro will make his second consecutive start.
Both Cordeiro and Cole McDonald, who started the first nine games, have not eased on their training. After this morning’s practice, each was preparing to be the starter.
“Competing with him, both of us get better,” Cordeiro said. “That’s great about him. Shoot, he’s probably one of the best quarterbacks. Competing against him makes me better. And if I bring my ‘A’ game during practice, it gets him better.”
McDonald remains among the national leaders with 2,796 passing yards (ninth) and 25 scoring throws (eighth). “I’m just worrying about what I can control, and helping the team out as much as I can,” McDonald said.
Quarterbacks coach Craig Stutzmann said: “They’re both competitive. Just like Chevan was pushing for (McDonald’s) job, now it’s time for (McDonald) to do the same thing. They’ve been battling for the last two years almost. It’s nothing new. The good thing is both treat each other with respect. They’re playful with each other. Their relationship hasn’t changed at all. It’s still healthy.”