Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jackson State will wait to name starting quarterback

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Offensive coordinator Chad Germany told the media following Jackson State's scrimmage Saturday that LaMontiez Ivy has started to emerge in the team's quarterback competition.

That may be true, but it doesn't mean the Tigers will name a starter by the end of spring practice, which concludes with the Blue and White Game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

"I think we're going to continue on into the fall camp because that's a long way to go," coach Tony Hughes said. "You name a starting quarterback, now you have to live with that and you go into the ups and the downs and leave yourself open for criticism and this and that. Let's keep the competition alive on our football team and let every kid still feel like he has an opportunity to play, earn playing time or become a starter."

Ivy has been the Tigers' starting quarterback for the better part of the past two seasons. He wasn't asked to do much in JSU's first scrimmage and completed 6 of 10 passes. In the second scrimmage, the Tigers aired it out a little more and Ivy tossed two touchdown passes, one to receiver Daniel Williams and the other to Benjy Parrish.


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