Aug 6, 2013 1:04 AM by Bill Halter

Cal Poly starts camp with four person quarterback battle

With so many players back from last years team Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh could probably set his depth chart for the season opener right now, with one big exception, quarterback. None of the four contenders were able to win the job during spring practice and Walsh expects they'll need at least two weeks to find the right guy. "I think everyday it's going to be evaluated but I would really think that by August 17th or 18th we'd like to be pretty close to a decision. At least the first and second guy and then who probably is third and fourth. Then the reps would start to change at that point in time" said Walsh after the teams first practice on Monday.

The candidates for quarterback are:

  • Junior Vince Moraga, who played in five games last fall, completing one of two passes for 16 yards and rushing 10 times for 76 yards.
  • Chris Brown, a sophomore who played in just one game and threw one incomplete pass in 2012.
  • Tanner Trosin, a redshirt last year who shattered school, section and state records by passing for 5,185 yards and 49 touchdowns as a senior at Folsom High School in 2011.
  • Dano Graves, a transfer from Air Force who will be a sophomore this year after utilizing his redshirt and freshman seasons with the Falcons. In 2010 at Folsom High, Graves passed for 3,702 yards and 62 touchdowns while also rushing for 994 yards and 23 more scores en route to National High School Player of the Year honors from MaxPreps. His 85 total touchdowns is a state record.

"I just go out there and compete and have fun. I'm not really trying to look in the future right now, I'm going to take it day by day and just see where that takes me" said Trosin. "I feel like we're all pretty friendly to each other. We all like each other, we have meetings like everyday so we're around each other 24-7."

Cal Poly opens the season on August 31 with a home game against the University of San Diego. The Mustangs best the Toreros 41-14 to open the 2012 season. After the game against USD, Cal Poly plays two FBS opponents on the road. The Mustangs will play at Fresno State and at Colorado State before their one bye week of the season.



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