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Huskies name Price starting quarterback

Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:47 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Steve Sarkisian and the Washington Huskies aren't waiting around to make their choice on Jake Locker's replacement.

That choice: sophomore Keith Price, who beat out redshirt freshman Nick Montana in spring camp for the starting quarterback job according to the team's newly released depth chart. Sarkisian:
"Based on his entire body of work this spring, Keith Price has earned the right to be our starting quarterback. Keith worked extremely hard this spring and has developed into a team leader. I am also pleased with the progress of Nick Montana, who will continue to push Keith and make us a better football team."
Though the timing of the announcement is maybe unexpected -- Sarkisian added that the quarterback competition would extend into the fall, even if it would take a huge pratfall by Price, it seems, for him to lose the job -- that Price emerged as the winner isn't. Price won the backup job to Locker last year and performed well enough for a freshman, completing better than half his 37 passes and throwing a pair of touchdowns vs. no interceptions.

Price's spring game performance likely only further cemented his hold on the job, as he went 20-for-28 for 212 yards and three scores. Montana wasn't bad -- 9 of 20, 146 yards, two touchdowns -- but likely needed Price to be worse.

No doubt Montana will, as Sarkisian said, continue to push for playing time. But with plenty of other questions still to answer before their 2011 season opens against reigning FCS champions Eastern Washington -- make note of all the "OR"'s in the Huskie depth chart, and that quarterback isn't one of them -- the Huskies will be more than glad to have one this big behin them.


Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: May 7, 2011 2:16 am

Huskies name Price starting quarterback

How could this guy be the only slow footed african american on the continent? And how could Montana still not understand the offense after an entire redshirt year?

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 9:49 pm

Huskies name Price starting quarterback

Keith Price won't be the starter for long. He is slow on his feet and is very inaccurate. Montana needs time to understand the offense. Do not worry Montana will be starting by the end of next season if not earlier. You must be confused with the other Montana, Nathan. He was at ND but then transferred to the University of Montana which may or may not be founded by one of his descendants like Steve Young and BYU. Just kidding. I know the school has no ties with Joe Montana except for the name. If you even did even a little research you would know that Nick Montana was a highly touted prep QB. 

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:22 pm

Huskies name Price starting quarterback

Depending on how the depth chart ends up, I wonder if Montana will consider transfering?

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