The mystery of who will be Marshall’s starting quarterback might be answered Tuesday afternoon when Head Coach Doc Holliday addresses the media in Huntington.
“Both guys (A.J. Graham and Rakeem Cato) are talented and fit into the system,” Holliday said during his weekly C-USA teleconference Monday afternoon.
Marshall’s quarterback battle has received much of the attention during preseason camp with freshman Rakeem Cato making a splash and immediately vying for the starting job. Cato finished preseason camp going 10 of 16 for 132 yards in the final scrimmage. Graham didn’t too bad either going 8 of 10 for 73 yards.
A Tough Challenge
Holliday knows when Marshall makes the trip up I-79 to Morgantown Sunday they are in for a battle.
“They’re the most talented football team in the league,” says Holliday.
Even though WVU has a new head coach not much has changed scheme-wise on the defensive side of the ball. Jeff Casteel is still running that unit and Holliday says they don’t expect too many changes from the schemes they saw last year.
Holliday told reporters during the teleconference he feels this team has more depth that the 2010 version of the Thundering Herd. Holliday believes even though the depth is young at many positions it will make a difference this season. He believes it will be especially important on the offensive and defensive lines when Marshall can rotate a few guys in and out to help keep people fresh.
Didn’t Learn Anything
Was there anything Doc Holliday was able to take away from last year’s near miss against WVU?
“You don’t learn anything from losing games,” believes Holliday. “I didn’t take much away from last year’s game.”
Well… That answers that question.