MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen confirmed on Monday he still hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback, one day after releasing a depth chart that listed the starter as either Paul Millard or Clint Trickett.
“I haven’t picked one yet,” Holgorsen said during the Big 12 coaches’ conference call. “They’ve kind of risen their games a little bit, and they’re battling.”
The only certainty about the race is that redshirt freshman Ford Childress has seen his reps decline after falling out of the race.
“The other two were playing a little bit better,” Holgorsen said. “Ford is probably going to end up being a tremendous quarterback for us, no doubt. It’s just really hard to rep three quarterbacks. We had to narrow it down, and once we did that, both Paul and Clint looked good. We thought it was warranted to keep the competition going.”
Holgorsen said, as of right now, both players would see game action and share the job—something he was originally against two weeks ago.
“If we were playing tomorrow, that would be the case,” Holgorsen said. “They’ve both risen their game and are competing pretty good. How it plays out, I don’t know yet. We thankfully have practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to see where we’re at.”
On a defensive note from Holgorsen’s media call, junior linebacker Shaq Petteway tore an ACL and will miss the 2013 season with a redshirt year.