Drew Allar receives majority of first-team reps in Penn State QB competition
College QB news - August 11, 2023
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL QB REPORT
Penn State head coach James Franklin said QB Drew Allar (Stats) is getting the majority of the first-team reps, according to 247Sports’ Daniel Gallen. Previously, Franklin said Allar is still in the competition phase with Beau Pribula (Stats), who has also been getting some snaps with the ones. It’s tough to know how real this competition is, but it’s Allar’s job to lose.
Georgia QB Carson Beck (Stats) took the first reps during practice, followed by Brock Vandagriff (Stats) and Gunner Stockton (Stats), according to Dawgs Daily’s Brooks Austin. Beck was considered the favorite toward the end of spring practice, and nothing has happened during training camp that would change that idea. Vandagriff is likely entrenched at the No. 2 spot with an important scrimmage coming on Saturday.
Missouri QB Brady Cook (Stats) opened the season as the starter, and there’s no reason to think that has changed early in training camp, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter. Cook appears to be the favorite to open the season at QB1 after undergoing surgery in December. He won the starting job at this time last year, though head coach Eli Drinkwitz is unlikely to name a starter that soon this time. Sam Horn (Stats) has been working with the twos, and Jake Garcia (Stats) transferred from Miami.
DEPTH CHART & INJURY REPORT
Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key said the starting quarterback decision will not come anytime soon, according to All Yellow Jackets’ Jackson Caudell. Key said he will likely have the same answer for the next three weeks as for whether a starting quarterback has been decided, so this one will go down to the wire. The three candidates have been Texas A&M transfer Haynes King (Stats), Zach Gibson (Stats) and Zach Pyron (Stats), and it’s anyone’s guess who’s in the lead through the first week of training camp.