- Justin Wilcox will let the QB competition continue next Saturday, with no starter in sight.
“We’ll evaluate that moving forward. Everything is on the table,” Wilcox said. “Quite honestly, probably this week, we won’t announce a starter until game time. We’ll have a plan going forward, but we won’t announce anything.”
Wilcox said he’s not trying to play it coy as BYU prepares to face the Bears. Instead, he’s simply allowing the competition to play itself out organically after the three quarterbacks failed to separate themselves during spring practices, training camp and Week 1.
- Shannon Carroll also wrote on the topic.
Offensive tackle Patrick Mekari said that it doesn’t really matter much to the offensive line who is back there taking the snaps — the only thing that’s different is the voice calling for the ball.
“They’re all great quarterbacks,” Mekari said. “I think they all had opportunities to play this past Saturday, and I’m interested to see how it pans out.”
With the goal of just winning games, Wilcox said he doesn’t care whether the team has one starter or three.
“I’m not against playing more than one guy, and if one guy separates himself, great, then that’s who it will be,” he said. “It’s what’s best for the team, it really is. It’s what’s best for the team.”
- Justin Wilcox, who was very forthcoming about season ending injuries last year, will not rule out Goode returning this year, though he’s been reportedly using a knee scooter right now which is not good at all.
- Nam Le’s Novel for the UNC game expresses the worries most of us have felt since the lackluster offensive showing Saturday.
- Christine Aguilar’s postgame article is similarly full of concern.
- Sophie Goethals’ editorial on the QB Roulette is ...again, full of concern and also criticizes the lack of rhythm McIlwain was given.
- Learn more about our next opponent, BYU, from Cal Sports Maven.
- Jon Wilner has Cal at 8 in his Power Ratings.
- Jon Wilner also has Cal’s stock as “rising” in his Stock Report.
- ESPN: Kyle Bonagura has Cal reuniting with Jeff Tedford in the Las Vegas Bowl against Fresno State. Mitch Sherman has the Bears staying home in the San Francisco Bowl against Iowa.
- CBS Sports: Jerry Palm has the Bears in the Cheez-It Bowl in Arizona, playing against Wazzu’s recent opponent Wyoming.