First of all if you haven't visited us the whole weekend, check out O's SDSU preview. We will bump that post back up later on tonight. But let's get to our coffee and our Sunday morning news first. As O posted late yesterday, Dorrell finally named his starter. And it will be exciting Drew Olson. Yes, the fourth year senior, who is 14-12 as a starter at UCLA, ranks fifth in school history with 5,334 passing yards and fourth with 422 completions, got the nod yesterday, over once in a generation phenom - Ben Olson:
So why did Dorrell held off so long after initially saying he was not going to drag out a QB decision? Well here is the money graph from Dohn's report this morning. Brace yourself (you may not be able to understand even after reading 5 times):
Back to our pre-season semi-qb controversy. Because it is not over. BO's minor injury gave KD an easy out for now. And, even though Dorrell can't articulate anything, he can't hide the fact he held off so long from naming a starter, because either he had no confidence in his senior quarterbacks after more than two years in his program or he still has no clue. Because he is planning to give BO time, which may open up the floodgates for more QB controversy:
"If he was healthy, who knows what that situation would have been right now in terms of naming a starter," Dorrell said. "But he is close enough to being the starter. Will he be close enough and ready to play a week from today? That's the question with that injury and whether he's going to be able to throw and take a snap. I'd like to play him, yeah, I would. But time will tell if that's a possibility."
In telling the Olsons of the decision in individual meetings Saturday morning, Dorrell made it clear that the backup would get an opportunity though how and when (one series, two series, one quarter) has not yet been determined.