The battle for the quarterback position is underway in Grand ForksGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Fall camp in Grand Forks is underway,and the Fighting Sioux have quite a battle going for the most important spot on the field.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Fall camp in Grand Forks is underway,and the Fighting Sioux have quite a battle going for the most important spot on the field.
Scott Grodsky: Three quarterbacks...one starting job...
Brent Goska: I expect to be the starting quarterback come September first.
Marcus Hendrickson: I want to be the starting quarterback so I'm working, I'm working now.
Joey Bradley: If you come out here thinking I want to be the number two then this isnt the sport for you.
Grodsky: Brent Goska started four games last season making him the most experienced Sioux QB to return...but he knew that he would still have to earn the starting position...
Goska: Being a senior I've seen a lot of different things. Getting the playing experience last year and even the year before I think is gonna help coming into this year, the experience level. I always knew there was the posibility of them bringing in a junior college kid like Joey.
Grodsky: Enter Joey Bradley...another player with experience after a year in junior college calling the shots for Diablo Valley(8)
Bradley: I feel like experience with leadership...I've kinda been there done that, I've started a game, finished a game.
Grodsky: And don't forget about Junior Marcus Hendrickson who says he has one thing the others don't (who says his speed gives him the edge)
Hendrickson: I feel like I'm a little more mobile than them. So we just try to focus on ourselves, make the right reads, the right throws. Work on mechanics and stay fundamentally sharp.
Grodsky Standup: Because each QB brings a different skill set to the table Coach Mussman still isnt sure who is gonna be starting under center and who is gonna be joining me here on the sidelines.
Chris Mussman: It's gonna be a process. All of those guys have some great qualities, all of them have some weaknesses. But we'll try to get all three guys quality reps.
Grodsky: Right now Goska is still at the top of the depth chart with Bradley and Hendrickson right on his heels...and as far as a timetable goes, you may want to grab a seat, this could take a while...Mussman said he'll name the starter by August 28th...just 4 days before the season opener...
That season opener is on a Thursday, September first when the Sioux host Drake.