Vandals starting QB still to be determined

Vandals starting QB still to be determined »Play Video
MOSCOW, ID - One might make an easy assumption based off of Tuesday's scrimmage that the Vandals quarterback race came closer to a finish.

Dominique Blackman easily had the better performance in Tuesday's scrimmage completing 16-of-21 passes, throwing for 181 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Head coach Robb Akey says they'll be studying the film from the scrimmage to determine the next step in the quarterback race.

"Both those guys threw some touchdown passes," said Akey. "Both those guys got the ball out of there pretty good. We're going to look at certainly today and we'll kind of see which one had the upper hand and how that played into the first five practices and how that's going to parlay as we go."

When it comes to deciding who will get the starting job and when, offensive coordinator Jason Gesser said that it's Akey's call to make when he is ready.

"He watches the same film I watch," said Gesser. "It's not just on me. I'm going to give my input and we're going to go from there. If he decides he wants to do something earlier or later, he's the head guy, and he's the head guy for a reason."

While the future quarterback is yet to be determined, former signal caller Brian Reader was on hand to watch the scrimmage.

Reader said he likes the new look from his old offense.

"Coach Gesser is obviously doing a great job," said Reader. "The new receiving coach and the new running back coach are all doing a great job. Seeing my old teammates out there kind of hurts a little bit that I'm not out there with them. It’s fun watching them play, I'm having fun."

Reader is still looking for the right path to accomplish his goal of playing the NFL. He is headed out on Saturday for a tryout with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.