UI Coach Petrino addressed quarterback situation for this weekend’s game

UI Coach Petrino addressed quarterback situation for this weekend’s game »Play Video
Vandals have had some problems keeping their quarterbacks healthy.
MOSCOW, ID - Depth charts are obviously made to ensure the best players are on the field, but unfortunately, injuries are a major part of every mainstream sport.

Except golf maybe, anyway, the Idaho Vandals have been playing with their third string quarterback, Senior Taylor Davis, for the past two games because of injuries. Starter Chad Chalich sustained a shoulder injury three weeks ago while backup Josh McCain also injured his shoulder about a month ago. In the three games he's played in this season, Davis has completed 46 of 104 passes for 546 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.

One of the big question marks in the most recent game against Texas State was who would be starting at quarterback as both Chalich and McCain both dressed for the game. Coach Petrino addressed the thought process in that call.

"That was gonna be a call as it went, to be honest with you," said Petrino. "I didn't really want them out there before the game and having the opponent see how well they could or could not throw. So then if I did have to put them in the game, they couldn't say hey did you see those guys in warmups? They couldn't throw, let's just blitz them on every play. So it was something where we just warmed up on our own, not in front of everybody, and possibly one of them could have played or not."

Though it sounds like Chalich and McCain are not coming back soon, there's no clear answer as to who will be under center this Saturday for Senior Day, when the Old Dominion Monarchs come to Moscow to take on the Vandals with a scheduled 2 p.m. kickoff in the Kibbie Dome.