Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Southern's search for its backup quarterback continues as John Lampley gets his shot to back up Austin Howard

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Senior quarterback Austin Howard sat out roughly the entire second half of Southern’s practice Tuesday, ceding the field to the three quarterbacks competing for the top spot behind him.

“We’ve got to find out who the 2 is,” coach Dawson Odums said, referring to the No. 2 quarterback.

Directing the first-team offense Tuesday was freshman John Lampley, a bit of a surprise considering Darquez Lee and Bubba McDaniel had spent most of preseason practice with the second- and third-team offenses.

Lampley was the only backup quarterback to lead a scoring drive during Saturday’s scrimmage, although he did it during the short-field segment on a drive that covered less than 50 yards.

“John’s running with the 2s now,” Odums said. “He’s getting a chance. McDaniel is getting a chance; Lee is getting a chance. We’ve got to find out. It’s got to be decided on the field.”


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